sedimentation rate

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sedimentation rate n.
The degree of rapidity with which red blood cells sink in a specimen of drawn blood.

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sedimentation rate

noun
the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation [syn: erythrocyte sedimentation rate
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