whole-blood

whole blood

[hohl bluhd for 1; hohl bluhd for 2]
noun
1.
blood directly from the body, from which none of the components have been removed, used in transfusions.
2.
relationship between persons through both parents.
Compare half blood.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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whole blood
 
n
blood obtained from a donor for transfusion from which none of the elements has been removed

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whole blood n.
Blood from which no constituent such as plasma or platelets has been removed.

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whole blood   (hōl)  Pronunciation Key 
Blood from which no constituent, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, or platelets, has been removed. Whole blood is commonly obtained through blood donation and can be transfused directly or broken down into blood components that can be transfused separately.
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