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Meaning of hematocrit

he•mat•o•crit

Pronunciation: (hi-mat'u-krit), [key]
— n.
  1. a centrifuge for separating the cells of the blood from the plasma.
  2. Also calledthe ratio of the volume of red blood cells to a given volume of blood so centrifuged, expressed as a percentage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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