from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • abbreviation complete blood count

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun acronym the complete blood count; a clinical test which counts the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in one cubic milimeter of blood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • initialism Canada, television, radio Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • initialism Japan, television, radio : Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Company
  • initialism medicine complete blood count
  • initialism US Congressional Black Caucus
  • initialism Canada, US, slang Canadian-born Chinese

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood


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