hemocytometer

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hemocytometer

 [he″mo-si-tom´ĕ-ter]
a device used in manual blood cell counts consisting of a counting chamber of uniform depth that is covered by a ruled cover glass so that the region under each ruled square contains a known volume of the diluted blood specimen.

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; it consists of a glass pipette with an ampulla for collecting and diluting the blood, and a counting chamber marked in squares.
[hemo- + G. kytos, cell, + metron, measure]

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]

Hemocytometer

An instrument used to count platelets or other blood cells.
Mentioned in: Platelet Count