blood

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1blood

noun, often attributive \ˈbləd\

: the red liquid that flows through the bodies of people and animals

: members of a team, company, or organization

Full Definition of BLOOD

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a (1) :  the fluid that circulates in the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins of a vertebrate animal carrying nourishment and oxygen to and bringing away waste products from all parts of the body (2) :  a comparable fluid of an invertebrate
b :  a fluid resembling blood
2
:  the shedding of blood; also :  the taking of life
3
a :  lifeblood; broadly :  life
b :  human stock or lineage; especially :  royal lineage <a prince of the blood>
c :  relationship by descent from a common ancestor :  kinship
d :  persons related through common descent :  kindred
e (1) :  honorable or high birth or descent
(2) :  descent from parents of recognized breed or pedigree
4
a :  blood regarded as the seat of the emotions :  temper
b obsolete :  lust
c :  a showy foppish man :  rake
5
:  members of a team, staff, or organization :  personnel <a company in need of new blood>
6
:  a black American male —used especially among black people
in one's blood
:  ingrained in one's nature :  occurring as an innate or seemingly hereditary principle, inclination, or talent <with two parents who are painters, art is in her blood>

Examples of BLOOD

  1. The accident victim has already lost a lot of blood.
  2. the blood in your veins

Origin of BLOOD

Middle English, from Old English blōd; akin to Old High German bluot blood
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with BLOOD

2blood

verb

Definition of BLOOD

transitive verb
1
:  to stain or wet with blood
2
archaic :  bleed 1
3
:  to expose (a hunting dog) to sight, scent, or taste of the blood of its prey
4
:  to give experience to <troops blooded in battle>

First Known Use of BLOOD

1590

blood

noun , often attrib \ˈbləd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLOOD

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: the fluid that circulates in the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins of a vertebrate animal carrying nourishment and oxygen to and bringing away waste products from all parts of the body
2
: a fluid of an invertebrate comparable to blood
3
: blood regarded in medieval physiology as one of the four humors and believed to be the seat of the emotions
4
: descent from parents of recognized breed or pedigree

blood

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Circulatory fluid (see circulation) in multicellular animals. In many species it also carries hormones and disease-fighting substances. Blood picks up oxygen from the lungs and nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract and carries them to cells throughout the body for metabolism. It picks up carbon dioxide and other wastes from those cells and transports them to the lungs and excretory organs. Blood composition varies among species. Mammalian blood consists of plasma, red and white cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes), and platelets (thrombocytes). Blood disorders include polycythemia (abnormal increase in the number of circulating red blood cells), anemia, leukemia, and hemophilia. See also ABO blood-group system; blood analysis; blood bank; blood pressure; blood transfusion; blood typing; Rh blood-group system.

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