noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hemat- + Greek kritēs judge, from krinein to judge — more at certain Date: circa 1903 the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the total volume of blood as determined by separation of red blood cells from the plasma usually by centrifugation

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  • Hematocrit — Intervention Blood components MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • hematocrit — HEMATOCRÍT, hematocrite, s.n. Aparat care permite separarea prin centrifugare a elementelor celulare din plasmă, pentru stabilirea gradului de diluţie sau de concentrare a sângelui; hematoglobinometru. – Din fr. hématocrite. Trimis de gall, 13.09 …   Dicționar Român

  • hematocrit — [hem′ə tō krit΄, hē′mətō krit; hi mat′əkrit΄] n. [< HEMATO + Gr kritēs, a judge < krinein, to separate: see HARVEST] 1. a small centrifuge or its calibrated tube used to determine the relative volumes of blood cells and fluid in blood 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Hematocrit — The proportion of the blood that consists of packed red blood cells. The hematocrit is expressed as a percentage by volume. The red cells are packed by centrifugation. For example, an hematocrit of 25% means that there are 25 milliliters of red… …   Medical dictionary

  • hematocrit — /hi mat euh krit/, n. 1. a centrifuge for separating the cells of the blood from the plasma. 2. Also called hematocrit value. the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to a given volume of blood so centrifuged, expressed as a percentage. [1890… …   Universalium

  • hematocrit — noun 1. the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit • Syn: ↑haematocrit, ↑packed cell volume • Hypernyms: ↑ratio 2. a measuring instrument to determine (usually by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hematocrit — zwei Blutproben, rechts frisch abgenommen, links mit sedimentierten zellulären Bestandteilen. Dieser Anteil stellt den Hämatokrit dar Hämatokrit (Abkürzung: Hct, Hkt oder Hk) bezeichnet den Anteil aller zellulären Bestandteile am Volumen des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hematocrit — noun a) The percentage (by volume) of packed red blood cells in a centrifuged sample of blood b) A centrifuge used to analyze the relative amount of red blood cells and plasma in blood …   Wiktionary

  • hematòcrit — he|ma|tò|crit Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • hematocrit — n. centrifuge for separating blood cells from plasma; relationship between the volume of cells and the volume of blood separated by a centrifuge …   English contemporary dictionary

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