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Pronunciation: he'ma-tom'e-tre, hem-a

Definition: Examination of the blood to determine any or all of the following: 1) the total number, types, and relative proportions of various blood cells; 2) the number or proportion of other formed elements; 3) the percentage of hemoglobin. In some instances, hematometry is used to include a determination of blood pressure.

Synonym(s): hemometry

[hemato- + G. metron, measure]

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