1. the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
Hypernyms: ↑ratio
2. a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
Syn: ↑haematocrit

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  • hematocrit — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hemat + Greek kritēs judge, from krinein to judge more at certain Date: circa 1903 the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the total volume of blood as determined by separation of red… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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