RE: buffy coat

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From:"Kellar, Eric" <kellarec@MSX.UPMC.EDU>
To:"''" <>, "'Garza-Williams, Sara'" <>
Date:Sat, 12 Jun 1999 10:28:20 -0400
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Buffy coat - (buf'e) {earlier buffe, buffalo<OFr. Buffle< a dull brownish
yellow.} a thin layer of white blood cells formed between the plasma and the
red cell layers following centrifugation of anticoagulated whole blood -
appearing brownish yellow.

Eric C. Kellar
University of Pittsburgh  Medical Center

	From:  Garza-Williams, Sara []
	Sent:  Friday, June 11, 1999 4:06 PM
	To:  ''
	Subject:  buffy coat

	Hello everyone,
	Can someone share with me the origin of the word(s) buffy coat.
	A long story....

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