from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An instrument for counting the number of blood cells in a measured volume of blood.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of hemocytometer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus for counting the corpuscles of blood.


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  • I have learned/refreshed my knowledge of how to make media (I worked in a lab last summer also), plated cells, and counted them using a hemacytometer … Another great thing about my lab is how many women there are.

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