any of the cellular elements of the blood, as white blood cells or red blood cells.
any of the cells that circulate in the blood See erythrocyte, leucocyte
A red blood cell or white blood cell that is contained in the blood.
a mass of coagulated blood, as within a blood vessel or at the site of an open wound. Historical Examples The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth […]
the count of the number of red and white blood cells and platelets in a specific volume of blood. Historical Examples The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation Austin O’Malley noun the number of red and white blood corpuscles and platelets in a specific sample of blood See haemocytometer blood count See complete blood count.