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red blood cell

noun

Simple Definition of red blood cell

  • : a red-colored blood cell that carries oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of red blood cell

  1. :  any of the hemoglobin-containing cells that carry oxygen to the tissues and are responsible for the red color of vertebrate blood —called also erythrocyte, red blood corpuscle, red cell, red corpuscle

1910

First Known Use of red blood cell

1910


RED BLOOD CELL Defined for Kids

red blood cell

noun

Definition of red blood cell for Students

  1. :  a tiny reddish cell of the blood that contains hemoglobin and carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues




Medical Dictionary

red blood cell

noun

Medical Definition of red blood cell

  1. :  any of the hemoglobin-containing cells that carry oxygen to the tissues and are responsible for the red color of vertebrate blood—called also erythrocyte, red blood corpuscle, red cell, red corpuscle; compare white blood cell





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