blood cell


Definition of blood cell

: a cell normally present in blood

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Recent Examples on the Web The second theory has more to do with platelets, a type of blood cell that’s involved in clotting. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "What People Taking Birth Control Should Know About COVID-19 and Blood Clots," 12 Aug. 2020 The study is one of the few that examined how electromagnetic fields might affect blood cell behavior, according to a review article in the Hematology & Infusion International Journal. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, "Fact check: A magnetic shield will not protect cellphone users from EMF radiation," 13 July 2020 Blood type is determined by a gene that tells the body what blood cell proteins to make. Peter Fimrite,, "If you have this blood type, studies show you’re at higher risk for the coronavirus," 9 July 2020 Especially in the 1960s, the process was far from perfect, damaging blood cells and proteins and, in the worst cases, shutting down organs. Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press, "40-year-old technology may be the last chance for some COVID-19 patients," 23 Apr. 2020 Research shows patients with cancer that affects production of their blood cells seem to experience more severe outcomes, though sample sizes were fewer than 30 patients when examining each type of cancer. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Coronavirus and cancer: Study finds death rate higher, severe outcomes more likely in cancer patients with COVID-19," 29 Apr. 2020 The air sacs are wrapped in tiny capillaries, which carry blood cells that are waiting for oxygen. Caroline Chen, ProPublica, "Ventilators Aren’t Going to Cure COVID-19. Here’s What They Can Do.," 15 Apr. 2020 Plasma is liquid blood once blood cells and platelets are removed. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Arizonans who had COVID-19 can begin donating plasma to help patients," 14 Apr. 2020 The day before Prowell tweeted her plea, the Food and Drug Administration began allowing doctors to use plasma, the yellow fluid in which blood cells are suspended, as a Hail Mary to treat very ill COVID-19 patients. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "America Needs Plasma From COVID-19 Survivors Now," 28 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of blood cell

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Blood cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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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