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whole blood

Syllabification: whole blood

Definition of whole blood in English:

noun

Blood drawn directly from the body from which none of the components, such as plasma or platelets, has been removed.
Example sentences
  • 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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