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sedimentation rate

noun

Medical Definition of sedimentation rate

  1. :  the speed at which red blood cells settle to the bottom of a column of citrated blood measured in millimeters deposited per hour and which is used especially in diagnosing the progress of various abnormal conditions (as chronic infections)




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