Buffy coat
Buffy Buff"y, a. (Med.) Resembling, or characterized by, buff. [1913 Webster]

{Buffy coat}, the coagulated plasma of blood when the red corpuscles have so settled out that the coagulum appears nearly colorless. This is common in diseased conditions where the corpuscles run together more rapidly and in denser masses than usual. --Huxley. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Buffy coat — Composants du sang après centrifugation. Le Buffy Coat est la fraction d un échantillon de sang non coagulé après centrifugation qui contient la plupart des globules blancs et des plaquettes. Description Après centrifugation du sang, 3 couches… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • buffy coat — bəf ē n the superficial layer of yellowish or buff coagulated plasma from which the red corpuscles have settled out in slowly coagulated blood * * * the thin yellowish layer of leukocytes overlying the packed red cells in centrifuged blood;… …   Medical dictionary

  • Buffy coat — The buffy coat is the fraction of an anticoagulated blood sample after density gradient centrifugation that contains most of the white blood cells and platelets. DescriptionAfter centrifugation, one can distinguish a layer of clear fluid (the… …   Wikipedia

  • Buffy-Coat — Zentrifugierte Blutprobe Der Buffy Coat (engl. buff: lederfarben, coat: Schicht, Film), im deutschen gelegentlich als Leukozytenfilm bezeichnet, ist die Grenzschicht zwischen roten Blutkörperchen und dem Blutplasma, die entsteht, wenn man Blut… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buffy coat — zentrifugierte Blutprobe Der Buffy Coat (engl. buff: lederfarben, coat: Schicht, Film), im deutschen gelegentlich als Leukozytenfilm bezeichnet, ist die Grenzschicht zwischen roten Blutkörperchen und dem Blutplasma, die entsteht, wenn man Blut… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • buffy coat — noun : the superficial layer of yellowish or buff coagulated plasma from which the red corpuscles have settled out in slowly coagulated blood * * * Biochem. a yellowish white layer consisting of leukocytes that, upon centrifugation of blood,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • buffy coat — Thin yellow white layer of leucocytes on top of the mass of red cells when whole blood is centrifuged …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • buffy coat — Biochem. a yellowish white layer consisting of leukocytes that, upon centrifugation of blood, covers the red blood cells. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • buffy coat —    The whitish layer of cells (white blood cells plus platelets) overlaying the red cell pellet after centrifugation of whole blood …   Forensic science glossary

  • buffy coat — thin yellowish white layer of white blood cells that forms on top of the red blood cells when blood is centrifuged (Hematology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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