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he·mo·cy·tom·e·ter

(hē'mō-sī-tom'ĕ-tĕr)
An apparatus for estimating the number of blood cells in a quantitatively measured volume of blood; consists of a glass pipette with an ampulla for collecting and diluting the blood, and a counting chamber marked in squares.
Synonym(s): hemacytometer, haemocytometer.
[hemo- + G. kytos, cell, + metron, measure]

haemocytometer

A glass plate accurately engraved with a grid of squares on which a thin film of blood is allowed to spread so that cell counts can be done under the microscope. Also known as a counting chamber.

haemocytometer

an instrument used to determine cell or spore counts. It consists of a grid etched on a glass block; the grid is usually of sides 1 mm, and is divided into 400 squares, each 0.0025mm2, in which the cells are counted under a microscope.
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f] = the final concentration of cells in the diluted sample (the raw cell density calculated from hemocytometer counts), and [V.
Another monitored motility of herbicide-treated Euglena using published methods for spermatozoa that involved only a hemocytometer and stopwatch.
While pharmaceutical, biotechnology and independent laboratories are more likely to have the finances to use flow cytometry, academic laboratories tend to stick with the manual hemocytometers, contract out their cell counting experiments to core facilities with flow cytometers, or purchase automated nonflow cell counters, which is fueling market growth.
Before the digital and automation age, cell counting was performed by using a microscope paired with a hemocytometer.
The cell counters segment is includes automated cell counters, hemocytometers and manual cell counters.