Blood-count

blood count

noun
the count of the number of red and white blood cells and platelets in a specific volume of blood.

Origin:
1895–1900

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blood count
 
n
See haemocytometer the number of red and white blood corpuscles and platelets in a specific sample of blood

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blood count n.

  1. Calculation of the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a cubic millimeter of blood by counting the cells in an accurate volume of diluted blood.

  2. The determination of the percentages of various types of white blood cells observed in a stained film of blood.

  3. Complete blood count.

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blood count  
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