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Pool

(pūl),
Eugene H., U.S. surgeon, 1874-1949. See: Pool phenomenon, Pool-Schlesinger sign.

pool

(pūl),
1. A collection of blood or other fluid in any region of the body; pool of blood results from dilation and retardation of the circulation in the capillaries and veins of the region.
2. A combination of resources.
[A.S. pōl]

pool

(pldbomacl)
1. a common reservoir on which to draw; a supply available to be used by a group.
2. to create such a reservoir or supply, as the mixing of plasma from several donors.
3. an accumulation, as of blood in a part of the body due to retardation of the venous circulation.

pool

Medtalk The totality of a substance, material or resource in a 'universe'–eg, metabolic pool, donor pool, gene pool. See Gene pool, High-risk pool, Reinsurance pool, Risk pool, Storage pool, Whirlpool, Zero work pool.

pool

(pūl)
1. A collection of blood or other fluid in any region of the body; pooling of blood results from dilation and retardation of the circulation in the capillaries and veins of the part.
2. A combination of resources.
[A.S. pōl]

pool

(pūl)
Collection of blood or other fluid in any body region; blood pooling results from dilation and retardation of circulation in capillaries and veins of the region.
[A.S. pōl]
References in classic literature ?
Out of doors under the black sky filled with stars he forgot his companions of the pool room.
Grose took again, into the queer element I offered her, one of her plunges of submission; then I pointed out that the boat might perfectly be in a small refuge formed by one of the recesses of the pool, an indentation masked, for the hither side, by a projection of the bank and by a clump of trees growing close to the water.
But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our loss Lye thus astonisht on th' oblivious Pool, And call them not to share with us their part In this unhappy Mansion, or once more With rallied Arms to try what may be yet Regaind in Heav'n, or what more lost in Hell?
Well, while things stood thus, suddenly the HISPANIOLA struck, staggered, ground for an instant in the sand, and then, swift as a blow, canted over to the port side till the deck stood at an angle of forty-five degrees and about a puncheon of water splashed into the scupper holes and lay, in a pool, between the deck and bulwark.
But she went on all the same, shedding gallons of tears, until there was a large pool all round her, about four inches deep and reaching half down the hall.
One of these masses of decaying wood, formerly a majestic oak, rested close beside a pool of green and sluggish water at the bottom of the basin.
The flatness of the walls surrounding the dark pool on which they float brings out wonderfully the flowing grace of the lines on which a ship's hull is built.
She has thought of this pool often in the nights of the month that has just gone by, and now at last she is come to see it.
The stream is shrunk--the pool is dry, And we be comrades, thou and I; With fevered jowl and dusty flank Each jostling each along the bank; And by one drouthy fear made still, Forgoing thought of quest or kill.
On June 3rd, that is, on Monday last, McCarthy left his house at Hatherley about three in the afternoon and walked down to the Boscombe Pool, which is a small lake formed by the spreading out of the stream which runs down the Boscombe Valley.
As for the other kind of fountain, which we may call a bathing pool, it may admit much curiosity and beauty; wherewith we will not trouble ourselves: as, that the bottom be finely paved, and with images; the sides likewise; and withal embellished with colored glass, and such things of lustre; encompassed also with fine rails of low statuas.
On account of the rains, the waters had flooded the surrounding grass, which showed like a beautiful emerald path, tempting these feet towards the central pool.