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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 ?
We went along by the pools of water; all over the park we went; but we neither found the Countess nor any sign that she had passed that way.
After a time I discovered that I was cold and wet, and with little pools of water about me on the stair carpet.
on this subject; and it was but the very Saturday night before I left Hunsford-- between our pools at quadrille, while Mrs.
Night had closed in, and Paris, seen thus, by the light of lanterns flickering on the pools of water, crowded with ferry-boats of every kind, including those that glittered with the armed patrols, with the watchword, passing from post to post -- Paris presented such an aspect as to strongly seize the senses of Aramis, a man most susceptible to warlike impressions.
Under these we were obliged to crawl on our hands and feet, sliding along the oozy surface of the rocks, or slipping into the deep pools, and with scarce light enough to guide us.
Nevertheless, in the midst of these pools of water, covered with long grass, rushes, and reeds, were seen solid spots of ground, formerly used as the kitchen-garden, the park, the pleasure-gardens, and other dependencies of the abbey, looking like one of those great sea-spiders, whose body is round, whilst the claws go diverging round from this circumference.
It was a region of great beauty and luxuriance, with lakes and pools, and green meadows shaded by noble groves.
The pools are shrunk--the streams are dry, And we be playmates, thou and I, Till yonder cloud--Good Hunting
By the lakes that thus outspread Their lone waters, lone and dead, - Their sad waters, sad and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily, - By the mountains - near the river Murmuring lowly, murmuring ever, - By the grey woods, - by the swamp Where the toad and the newt encamp, - By the dismal tarns and pools Where dwell the Ghouls, - By each spot the most unholy - In each nook most melancholy, - There the traveller meets aghast Sheeted Memories of the Past - Shrouded forms that start and sigh As they pass the wanderer by - White-robed forms of friends long given, In agony, to the Earth - and Heaven.
The neat canvas drops of later years had not yet replaced the wooden awnings which gave to the town such a decidedly western appearance and which threw the sidewalks and sheltered windows into deep pools of shadow.
For fountains, they are a great beauty and refreshment; but pools mar all, and make the garden unwholesome, and full of flies and frogs.
Its reflection was shot back in ruddy patches by the distant pools which lay amid the great Grimpen Mire.