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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]

hemocytometer

/he·mo·cy·tom·e·ter/ (-si-tom´ĕ-ter) hemacytometer.

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

hemocytometer

an instrument used in counting blood cells, commonly applied to a combination of counting chambers with coverglasses and pipettes for erythrocytes and leukocytes, all meeting established specifications.
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Viable and nonviable (blue cells) cells were counted on a hematocytometer (Marienfeld, Germany).
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After 3-4 days of culture, the flasks were immersed in an ultrasound bath (Fisher Scientific FS6) for 3 min to detach the diatoms, which were counted using a hematocytometer to estimate cellular density and to calculate diatom densities to be used in the experiments.