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[hee-moh-sahy-tom-i-ter, hem-oh-] /ˌhi moʊ saɪˈtɒm ɪ tər, ˌhɛm oʊ-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
an instrument for counting blood cells.
Also, hemacytometer.
Origin of hemocytometer
1875-80; hemo- + cyto- + -meter Unabridged
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  • It is a good practice to place the hemocytometer in the microscope stage and get familiar with the focusing mechanism.
British Dictionary definitions for hemocytometer


(med) an apparatus for counting the number of cells in a quantity of blood, typically consisting of a graduated pipette for drawing and diluting the blood and a ruled glass slide on which the cells are counted under a microscope
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hemocytometer in Medicine

hemocytometer he·mo·cy·tom·e·ter (hē'mō-sī-tŏm'ĭ-tər)
An instrument for counting the blood cells in a measured volume of blood. Also called hemacytometer.

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