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Medical Term:

buffy coat

Definition

the upper, lighter portion of the blood clot (coagulated plasma and white blood cells), occurring when coagulation is delayed so that the red blood cells have had time to settle; the portion of centrifuged, anticoagulated blood that contains leukocytes and platelets.

Synonym(s): crusta inflammatoria, crusta phlogistica, leukocyte cream

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