Search Result for "whole blood":
1. blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant;
- Example: "whole blood is normally used in blood transfusions"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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, Health, Holy.] [1913 Webster] 1. Containing the total amount, number, etc.; comprising all the parts; free from deficiency; all; total; entire; as, the whole earth; the whole solar system; the whole army; the whole nation. "On their whole host I flew unarmed." --Milton. [1913 Webster] The whole race of mankind. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; not broken or fractured; unimpaired; uninjured; integral; as, a whole orange; the egg is whole; the vessel is whole. [1913 Webster] My life is yet whole in me. --2 Sam. i. 9. [1913 Webster] 3. Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness; healthy; sound; well. [1913 Webster] [She] findeth there her friends hole and sound. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] They that be whole need not a physician. --Matt. ix. 12. [1913 Webster] When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Whole blood. (Law of Descent) See under Blood, n., 2. Whole note (Mus.), the note which represents a note of longest duration in common use; a semibreve. Whole number (Math.), a number which is not a fraction or mixed number; an integer. Whole snipe (Zool.), the common snipe, as distinguished from the smaller jacksnipe. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Syn: All; total; complete; entire; integral; undivided; uninjured; unimpaired; unbroken; healthy. Usage: Whole, Total, Entire, Complete. When we use the word whole, we refer to a thing as made up of parts, none of which are wanting; as, a whole week; a whole year; the whole creation. When we use the word total, we have reference to all as taken together, and forming a single totality; as, the total amount; the total income. When we speak of a thing as entire, we have no reference to parts at all, but regard the thing as an integer, i. e., continuous or unbroken; as, an entire year; entire prosperity. When we speak of a thing as complete, there is reference to some progress which results in a filling out to some end or object, or a perfected state with no deficiency; as, complete success; a complete victory. [1913 Webster] All the whole army stood agazed on him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] One entire and perfect chrysolite. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Lest total darkness should by night regain Her old possession, and extinguish life. --Milton. [1913 Webster] So absolute she seems, And in herself complete. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial. [1913 Webster] Note: The blood consists of a liquid, the plasma, containing minute particles, the blood corpuscles. In the invertebrate animals it is usually nearly colorless, and contains only one kind of corpuscles; but in all vertebrates, except Amphioxus, it contains some colorless corpuscles, with many more which are red and give the blood its uniformly red color. See Corpuscle, Plasma. [1913 Webster] 2. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship. [1913 Webster] To share the blood of Saxon royalty. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] A friend of our own blood. --Waller. [1913 Webster] Half blood (Law), relationship through only one parent. Whole blood, relationship through both father and mother. In American Law, blood includes both half blood, and whole blood. --Bouvier. --Peters. [1913 Webster] 3. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage. [1913 Webster] Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed. [1913 Webster] Note: In stock breeding half blood is descent showing one half only of pure breed. Blue blood, full blood, or warm blood, is the same as blood. [1913 Webster] 5. The fleshy nature of man. [1913 Webster] Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction. [1913 Webster] So wills the fierce, avenging sprite, Till blood for blood atones. --Hood. [1913 Webster] 7. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.] [1913 Webster] He was a thing of blood, whose every motion Was timed with dying cries. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 8. Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as if the blood were the seat of emotions. [1913 Webster] When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Often, in this sense, accompanied with bad, cold, warm, or other qualifying word. Thus, to commit an act in cold blood, is to do it deliberately, and without sudden passion; to do it in bad blood, is to do it in anger. Warm blood denotes a temper inflamed or irritated. To warm or heat the blood is to excite the passions. Qualified by up, excited feeling or passion is signified; as, my blood was up. [1913 Webster] 9. A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake. [1913 Webster] Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty? --Shak. [1913 Webster] It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 10. The juice of anything, especially if red. [1913 Webster] He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes. --Gen. xiix. 11. [1913 Webster] Note: Blood is often used as an adjective, and as the first part of self-explaining compound words; as, blood-bespotted, blood-bought, blood-curdling, blood-dyed, blood-red, blood-spilling, blood-stained, blood-warm, blood-won. [1913 Webster] Blood baptism (Eccl. Hist.), the martyrdom of those who had not been baptized. They were considered as baptized in blood, and this was regarded as a full substitute for literal baptism. Blood blister, a blister or bleb containing blood or bloody serum, usually caused by an injury. Blood brother, brother by blood or birth. Blood clam (Zool.), a bivalve mollusk of the genus Arca and allied genera, esp. Argina pexata of the American coast. So named from the color of its flesh. Blood corpuscle. See Corpuscle. Blood crystal (Physiol.), one of the crystals formed by the separation in a crystalline form of the h[ae]moglobin of the red blood corpuscles; h[ae]matocrystallin. All blood does not yield blood crystals. Blood heat, heat equal to the temperature of human blood, or about 981/2 [deg] Fahr. Blood horse, a horse whose blood or lineage is derived from the purest and most highly prized origin or stock. Blood money. See in the Vocabulary. Blood orange, an orange with dark red pulp. Blood poisoning (Med.), a morbid state of the blood caused by the introduction of poisonous or infective matters from without, or the absorption or retention of such as are produced in the body itself; tox[ae]mia. Blood pudding, a pudding made of blood and other materials. Blood relation, one connected by blood or descent. Blood spavin. See under Spavin. Blood vessel. See in the Vocabulary. Blue blood, the blood of noble or aristocratic families, which, according to a Spanish prover, has in it a tinge of blue; -- hence, a member of an old and aristocratic family. Flesh and blood. (a) A blood relation, esp. a child. (b) Human nature. In blood (Hunting), in a state of perfect health and vigor. --Shak. To let blood. See under Let. Prince of the blood, the son of a sovereign, or the issue of a royal family. The sons, brothers, and uncles of the sovereign are styled princes of the blood royal; and the daughters, sisters, and aunts are princesses of the blood royal. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
whole blood n 1: blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant; "whole blood is normally used in blood transfusions"Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
WHOLE BLOOD. Being related by both the father and mother's side; this phrase is used in contradistinction to half, blood, (q.v.) which is relation only on one side. See Blood.