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[hi-mat-uh-krit] /hɪˈmæt ə krɪt/
a centrifuge for separating the cells of the blood from the plasma.
Also called hematocrit value. the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to a given volume of blood so centrifuged, expressed as a percentage.
Origin of hematocrit
1890-95; hemato- + -crit < Greek kritḗs judge Unabridged
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hematocrit he·mat·o·crit (hĭ-māt'ə-krĭt')
Abbr. Hct
The percentage by volume of packed red blood cells in a given sample of blood after centrifugation.

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    hematocrit in Science
    1. The percentage by volume of red blood cells in a given sample of blood after it has been spun in a centrifuge.

    2. A centrifuge used to determine the relative volumes of blood cells and plasma in a given sample of blood.

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