blood cell


Definition of blood cell

: a cell normally present in blood

Examples of blood cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first, called induction, is designed to kill leukemia cells in the blood and bone marrow and get blood cell counts back to normal. Barbara Brody,, 9 Sep. 2021 As a carcinogen, long-term exposure can lead to low blood cell counts, weakened immune systems, or even blood cancer, Khaldun said at a Sunday morning news conference. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 6 Sep. 2021 Instead of remaining a skin or blood cell, these iPSC cells can now develop into any cell in the body. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Aug. 2021 One pathway may lead it to become a bone cell, another to becoming a blood cell., 9 June 2021 Radioactivity can reduce blood cell production, which can lead to anemia and clotting problems for patients. Carla K. Johnson,, 4 June 2021 Measurements such as blood pressure and blood cell counts have a known healthy range, however, Whitson points out, whereas step counts are highly personal. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 25 May 2021 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 They have been marked by low levels of platelets — the blood cell fragments that normally cause clotting. Helen Branswell, STAT, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of blood cell

1834, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2021

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“Blood cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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