blood cell

noun

: a cell normally present in blood

Examples of blood cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In dogs, cyanide prevents blood cells from receiving ample oxygen. Abigail Beck, The Arizona Republic, 1 May 2024 For both blood cell and step counts, the pattern was the same: as age increased, some factor beyond disease drove a predictable and incremental decline in the body's ability to return blood cells or gait to a stable level after a disruption. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 25 May 2021 According to the Mayo Clinic, this type of cancer affects the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 17 May 2024 Researchers flush out blood cells with a tablespoon of liquid, then manually or automatically retract the probe, revealing a section of the artery about the length of a lip balm tube. IEEE Spectrum, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for blood cell 

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood cell was in 1834

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“Blood cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20cell. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

blood cell

noun
: a cell normally present in blood

Medical Definition

blood cell

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

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