whole blood


whole blood
noun
blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant
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whole blood is normally used in blood transfusions

Hypernyms: ↑blood

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noun
Etymology: Middle English hole blode, from hole, hool entire, whole + blode, blood blood
1. : descent from the same two parents rather than only one — used especially in the phrase brothers (or sisters) of the whole blood; compare half blood

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/hohl" blud"/ for 1; /hohl" blud'/ for 2
1. blood directly from the body, from which none of the components have been removed, used in transfusions.
2. relationship between persons through both parents. Cf. half blood.
[1400-50; late ME]

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whole blood noun
Donor blood for use in transfusions, from which no constituents have been extracted
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Main Entry:whole

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whole blood,
natural blood with none of the essential components removed.

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n. blood drawn directly from the body from which none of the components, such as plasma or platelets, has been removed

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Whole blood — is the term used in transfusion medicine for human blood from a standard blood donation. The blood is typically combined with an anticoagulant during the collection process, but is generally otherwise unprocessed. In the US, the capitalized Whole …   Wikipedia

  • Whole blood — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whole blood — Whole Whole, a. [OE. hole, hol, hal, hool, AS. h[=a]l well, sound, healthy; akin to OFries. & OS. h?l, D. heel, G. heil, Icel. heill, Sw. hel whole, Dan. heel, Goth. hails well, sound, OIr. c?l augury. Cf. {Hale}, {Hail} to greet, {Heal} to cure …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whole blood — n blood with all its components intact that has been withdrawn from a donor into an anticoagulant solution for use to restore blood volume esp. after traumatic blood loss * * * blood from which none of the elements have been removed. [USP] blood… …   Medical dictionary

  • whole blood — n. 1. blood for transfusion from which none of the elements have been removed 2. FULL BLOOD (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • whole blood — whole′ blood′ n. med blood for transfusion that has not been separated into its components • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • whole blood — /hohl blud / for 1; /hohl blud / for 2 1. blood directly from the body, from which none of the components have been removed, used in transfusions. 2. relationship between persons through both parents. Cf. half blood. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • whole blood — The blood or relationship of children who have both of their parents in common …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • modified whole blood — [USP] whole blood, drawn under aseptic conditions and preserved with citrate ion or heparin sodium, and from which antihemophilic factor has been removed …   Medical dictionary