\bˈʌfɪ kˈə͡ʊt], \bˈʌfɪ kˈəʊt], \b_ˈʌ_f_ɪ k_ˈəʊ_t]\
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
The upper layer of the clot that forms in blood from an individual affected with acute inflammation. Its buff color is owing to the absence of red corpuscles, they having sunk to the lower portions before coagulation began. A more or less marked buffy coat often forms in any blood that coagulates tardily.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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- solution alphanaphthol, balsam tolu, benzoin, copal, oil thyme in ether; applied to skin, the ether evaporates and leaves a thin protective film, like that of collodion. A form of surgical dressing similar to collodion. An antiseptic varnish consisting copal resin, benzoin, balsam tolu, oil of thyme, alpha-naphthol, and ether.