- a small centrifuge or its calibrated tube used to determine the relative volumes of blood cells and fluid in blood
- the proportion of red blood cells to a volume of blood, as measured by a hematocritalso hematocrit reading
Origin of hematocritfrom hemato- + Classical Greek krit?s, a judge from krinein, to separate: see harvest
- The percentage by volume of packed red blood cells in a given sample of blood after centrifugation.
- A centrifuge used to determine the volume of blood cells and plasma in a given sample of blood.
Origin of hematocrithemato- Greek kritēs judge ( from krīnein to judge ; see krei- in Indo-European roots.)