Pronunciation: he-mat'o-krit, hem'a-
- Percentage of the volume of a blood sample occupied by cells.
- Obsolete term for a centrifuge or device for separating the cells and other particulate elements of the blood from the plasma.
[hemato- + G. krino, to separate]
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