Definition of Rouleaux

1. rouleau [n] - See also: rouleau



Medical Definition of Rouleaux

1. Cylindrical masses of red blood cells. Horse blood will spontaneously form rouleaux, in other species it can be induced by reducing the repulsion forces between erythrocytes. (17 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rouleaux

roughtails
roughwork
roughworked
roughworking
roughy
rouging
rouille
rouilles
roukoop
roul
roulade
roulades
roule
rouleau
rouleaus
rouleaux (current term)
rouleaux formation
roules
roulette
roulette ball
roulette wheel
rouletted
roulettelike
roulettes
rouletting
rouleur
rouleurs
rouls
rouly-pouly
roum

Literary usage of Rouleaux

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1. William Winston Seaton of the "National Intelligencer".: A Biographical Sketch by Josephine Seaton (1871)
"... room to one of his aides, who, conducting the reckless creatures into another apartment, drew their attention to a table covered with rouleaux of gold. ..."

2. The Medical Times and Gazette (1863)
"The red cells cohered in rouleaux every here and there, and were for the most part clearly biconcave and flattened, as was easily seen by making them roll ..."

3. Teaching Atlas of Nuclear Medicine by K.J. Donohoe, Annick Van den Abbeele (1869)
"Il faut les en- ceindre d'un cordage suivant leur longueur, on y attache des traits de cordes dont on se sert pour les tirer sur les rouleaux, ..."

4. Textbook of human physiology by Leonard Landois, William Stirling (1889)
"[The cause of the formation of rouleaux is by no means clear. The corpuscles may be detached from each other by gently touching the cover-glass, ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"In view of the striking alteration in rouleaux formation under slight changes of ... rouleaux formation often took place in 5 min. and, as a rule, ..."

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