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. 2004.

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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