blood count


blood count
noun
1. the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample
Hypernyms: ↑count
2. the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample
Hypernyms: ↑count, ↑counting, ↑numeration, ↑enumeration, ↑reckoning, ↑tally

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noun
1. : the determination of the blood cells in a definite volume of blood by partial enumeration and extrapolation — compare red count, white count; differential blood count
2. : the number of blood cells in a definite volume of the blood of an individual as determined by a blood count, a figure that varies with sex, physiologic state, and health but in normal man approximates 5,000,000 red cells and 7000 white cells per cubic millimeter, the latter divided among 55 percent or more neutrophils, about 30 percent lymphocytes, and small percentages of eosinophils, monocytes, and basophils

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the count of the number of red and white blood cells and platelets in a specific volume of blood.
[1895-1900]

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blood count noun
The number of red or white corpuscles in the blood
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Main Entry:blood

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blood count UK US noun [countable] [singular blood count plural blood counts] medical
the number of red or white cells in your blood, or a test to measure this, for example in order to find out the state of your immune system
Thesaurus: heart, blood and circulationhyponym

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blood count,
a count of the number of red and white blood cells and the amount of hemoglobin in a sample of a person's blood to see if it is normal.

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n. a determination of the number of corpuscles in a specific volume of blood
the number found in such a procedure

a low blood count

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noun, pl ⋯ counts [count]
: the number of cells in someone's blood
— usually singular

The patient has a low blood count.

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ˈblood count [blood count] noun
the number of red and white cells in sb's blood; a medical test to count these

Your blood count is normal.

a full blood count


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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