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blood bank


Definition of blood bank

  1. :  a place where blood is stored so that it later can be given to people who are ill

Word by Word Definitions

  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

    :  a comparable fluid of an invertebrate

    :  a fluid resembling blood

  1. :  to stain or wet with blood

    :  bleed

    :  to expose (a hunting dog) to sight, scent, or taste of the blood of its prey

  1. :  a mound, pile, or ridge raised above the surrounding level: as

    :  a piled-up mass of cloud or fog

    :  an undersea elevation rising especially from the continental shelf

  1. :  to raise a bank about

    :  to cover (as a fire) with fresh fuel and adjust the draft of air so as to keep in an inactive state

    :  to build (a curve) with the roadbed or track inclined laterally upward from the inside edge

  1. :  an establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue of money, for the extension of credit, and for facilitating the transmission of funds

    :  the table, counter, or place of business of a money changer

    :  a person conducting a gambling house or game

  1. :  to manage a bank

    :  to deposit money or have an account in a bank

    :  to deposit or store in a bank

  1. :  a group or series of objects arranged together in a row or a tier: as

    :  a set of elevators

    :  a row or tier of telephones

Medical Dictionary

blood bank


Medical Definition of blood bank

  1. :  a place for storage of or an institution storing blood or plasma; also :  blood so stored

blood banker

\-ˈbaŋ-kər\play noun

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