1. [ noun ] the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
Synonyms: packed_cell_volume hematocrit
Related terms: ratio
2. [ noun ] (physics) a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
Synonyms: hematocrit
Related terms: centrifuge measuring_instrument
Similar spelling:   hematocrit