blood cell

noun

Definition of blood cell 

: a cell normally present in blood

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There are different forms of lupus, but the most common one is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which can cause issues with your joints, kidneys, skin, blood cells, brain, lungs, or heart. Korin Miller, SELF, "Model Robyn Lawley Shares Photos of Her Scars After Having a Seizure and Falling Down Stairs," 16 Aug. 2018 Leukemia refers to a group of cancers that affect blood cells, which are normally produced by bone marrow. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "WWE Star Roman Reigns Reveals Leukemia Diagnosis: 'I Will Beat This and I Will Be Back'," 23 Oct. 2018 Robots the size of a human blood cell could monitor everything from human bodies to oil pipelines. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "It Just Got Easier to Make Hordes of Blood Cell-Sized Robots All at Once," 23 Oct. 2018 The beta-glucan found in oats helps boost our infection-fighting blood cells. Good Housekeeping, "4 Reasons Why Oatmeal Is the Ultimate Breakfast," 15 Oct. 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 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

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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blood cell

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blood cell

: a cell that is normally present in blood

blood cell

noun

Medical Definition of blood cell 

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

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