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 for Whole blood
From 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.]
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     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."
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              The whole race of mankind.            --Shak.
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     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.
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              My life is yet whole in me.           --2 Sam. i. 9.
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     3. Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and soundness;
        healthy; sound; well.
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              [She] findeth there her friends hole and sound.
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              They that be whole need not a physician. --Matt. ix.
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              When Sir Lancelot's deadly hurt was whole.
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     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.]
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     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.
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                  All the whole army stood agazed on him. --Shak.
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                  One entire and perfect chrysolite. --Shak.
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                  Lest total darkness should by night regain
                  Her old possession, and extinguish life.
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                  So absolute she seems,
                  And in herself complete.          --Milton.
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From 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.
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     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.
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     2. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor;
        consanguinity; kinship.
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              To share the blood of Saxon royalty.  --Sir W.
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              A friend of our own blood.            --Waller.
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     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.
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     3. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest
        royal lineage.
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              Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam. --Shak.
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              I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. --Shak.
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     4. (Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed;
        excellence or purity of breed.
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     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.
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     5. The fleshy nature of man.
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              Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood. --Shak.
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     6. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder;
        manslaughter; destruction.
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              So wills the fierce, avenging sprite,
              Till blood for blood atones.          --Hood.
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     7. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.]
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              He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
              Was timed with dying cries.           --Shak.
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     8. Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as
        if the blood were the seat of emotions.
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              When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth.
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     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.
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     9. A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man;
        a rake.
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              Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all
              the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty?
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              It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood.
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     10. The juice of anything, especially if red.
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               He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes.
                                                    --Gen. xiix.
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     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.
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     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
     Flesh and blood.
         (a) A blood relation, esp. a child.
         (b) Human nature.
     In blood (Hunting), in a state of perfect health and vigor.
     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
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From 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

From 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. 

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