Medical Term:

hemocytometer

Pronunciation: hē′mō-sī-tom′ĕ-tĕr

Definition: An apparatus for estimating the number of blood cells in a quantitatively measured volume of blood; it consists of a glass pipette with an ampulla for collecting and diluting the blood, and a counting chamber marked in squares.

Synonym(s): hemacytometer, hematimeter, hematocytometer

[hemo- + G. kytos, cell, + metron, measure]

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