Definition of Haematocrit

1. Noun. The ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit.

Exact synonyms: Hematocrit, Packed Cell Volume
Generic synonyms: Ratio



2. Noun. A measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood.

Definition of Haematocrit

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of hematocrit) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Haematocrit

1. Relative volume of blood occupied by erythrocytes. An average figure for humans is 45ml per cent, i.e. A packed red cell volume of 45ml in 100ml of blood. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haematocrit

haematitic
haemato-
haematobilia
haematobium
haematoblast
haematoblasts
haematocele
haematocephaly
haematochezia
haematochlorin
haematochrome
haematochyluria
haematocoele
haematocolpometra
haematocolpos
haematocrit (current term)
haematocrits
haematocrya
haematocryal
haematocrystallin
haematocyst
haematocystis
haematocyte
haematocytoblast
haematocytolysis
haematocytometer
haematocytopenia
haematocytozoon
haematocyturia
haematodocha

Literary usage of Haematocrit

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1. A Guide to the Clinical Examination of the Blood for Diagnostic Purposes by Richard Clarke Cabot (1898)
"To use the Daland haematocrit we prick the ear as usual and with the help of a bit of rubber tube attached to one end of the capillary tube (Fig.16) suck ia ..."

2. A Laboratory Guide in Physiology by Winfield Scott Hall (1897)
"... haematocrit (Fig. 43); small rubber tubing to fit capillary tube; needle and holder; vase- lin; white paper. 2. Preparation.—Adjust rubber to capillary ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... and finds evidence that smoking causes chronic leucocytosis, macrocytosis and raised haematocrit, raised plasma fibrinogen concentration, reduction of ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"By the second week after inoculation there was an appreciable fall in the haemoglobin, haematocrit and red cell count levels of the infected animals which ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"... and the great and evident advantages of the haematocrit method of blood examination on the other, namely, the simplicity and directness of the process, ..."

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