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he·ma·cy·tom·e·ter or chiefly Brit hae·ma·cy·tom·e·ter .hē-mə-sī-'täm-ət-ər n an instrument for counting blood cells called also erythrocytometer, hemocytometer

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he·ma·cy·tom·e·ter (he″mə-si-tomґə-tər) a device used in manual blood counts, consisting of a microscopic slide with a depression whose base is marked in grids, and into which a measured volume of a sample of blood or bacterial culture is placed and covered with a cover glass. The number of cells and formed blood elements in the squares is counted under a microscope and used as a representative sample for calculating the unit volume. Called also counting cell, counting chamber, and hemocytometer.

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  • hemacytometer — noun Date: 1877 an instrument for counting blood cells …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemacytometer — /hee meuh suy tom i teuhr, hem euh /, n. Med. hemocytometer. * * * …   Universalium

  • hemacytometer — instrument for counting blood cells Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hemacytometer — n. device used to count blood cells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hemacytometer — he·ma·cy·tom·e·ter …   English syllables

  • hemacytometer — he•ma•cy•tom•e•ter [[t]ˌhi mə saɪˈtɒm ɪ tər[/t]] n. med hemocytometer …   From formal English to slang

  • hemacytometer — ˌhēmə(ˌ)sīˈtäməd.ə(r), ˌhem noun Etymology: hema + cyt + meter : an instrument for counting blood cells * * * /hee meuh suy tom i teuhr, hem euh /, n. Med. hemocytometer …   Useful english dictionary

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