blood cell


Definition of blood cell 

: a cell normally present in blood

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Blood oxygen levels show how oxygen is being distributed through the body via blood cells. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin brings music, NFC payments, onboard mapping to Fenix 5 Plus watches," 18 June 2018 The product, called NLA101, is given along with the donor cord-blood cells to patients whose immune systems have been fully wiped out and thus aren’t there to reject the treatment. Ron Winslow, WSJ, "New Promise for Bone-Marrow Transplants," 28 May 2018 Assigned to study the effect of reserpine on serotonin in blood cells, Dr. Carlsson immersed himself in the emerging field of psychopharmacology. Denise Gellene, New York Times, "Arvid Carlsson, Who Discovered a Treatment for Parkinson’s, Dies at 95," 1 July 2018 Mehling said cord blood cells are the most promising type of stem cell that can be ethically harvested without harm to child or mother, as they are extracted during a normal c-section. Sarah Blaskey, miamiherald, "Step right up, get your hair-growth helmets, plus placenta face creams AND zero-gravity chairs," 14 Apr. 2018 She was treated with two new drug therapies and then received a stem cell transplant, which involves getting an infusion of cells harvested from bone marrow—either your own or someone else’s—that can become different kinds of blood cells. Alexandra Wolfe, WSJ, "An Urgent Mission to Speed Progress Against Cancer," 25 May 2018 Assigned to study the effect of reserpine on serotonin in blood cells, Dr. Carlsson immersed himself in the emerging field of psychopharmacology. Denise Gellene,, "Arvid Carlsson, 95; discovered a treatment for Parkinson’s," 2 July 2018 Like the heart or lungs, bone marrow is constantly working, producing some 500 billion blood cells a day in the average human. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Belt That Protects Against Gamma Radiation," 27 June 2018 At birth, half of mothers carry fetal cells in their blood — and many still carry these blood cells from their babies decades later. Susannah Cahalan, Fox News, "You can actually have two sets of DNA," 4 June 2018

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of blood cell

: a cell that is normally present in blood

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Medical Definition of blood cell 

: a cell or platelet normally present in blood — see red blood cell, white blood cell

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