Entry from US English dictionary
Blood drawn directly from the body from which none of the components, such as plasma or platelets, has been removed.
- Now, scientists are attempting to inactivate pathogens while not damaging either whole blood or its separated parts.
- In particular, example 8 describes how two litres of bovine whole blood was passed through the filter.
- While studying at Columbia, he theorized that blood plasma could replace whole blood in transfusions because of its long shelf life.
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Syllabification: whole blood
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