red blood cell


red blood cell

noun

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

Full Definition of RED BLOOD CELL

:  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

First Known Use of RED BLOOD CELL

1910

red blood cell

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RED BLOOD CELL

: 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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