blood cell

noun

: a cell normally present in blood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Take an iron supplement Red blood cell mass and oxygen demands increase at a higher altitudes. Jeff Gaudette, Outside Online, 3 July 2018 By focusing the laser on a single blood cell flowing through the capillary, the researchers could trap it and stop the flow of blood. Breanna Draxler, Discover Magazine, 23 Apr. 2013 The ability to grow a specific kind of blood cell has exciting clinical possibilities. Jennifer Welsh, Discover Magazine, 9 Nov. 2010 Blood tests such as an eosinophil level -- a type of blood cell that is increased in many parasitic diseases -- can be helpful, and occasionally stool tests are of benefit. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 15 June 2022 Since the diagnosis, Gonzalo has kept up with immunosuppression treatments that have slowly raised his blood cell counts. Ethan Fuller, BostonGlobe.com, 3 June 2022 The first part of evaluating a blood cell count is to get a breakdown of the different types. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 12 May 2022 At issue is a rare but potentially life-threatening side effect called agranulocytosis, a serious decline in neutrophils, a type of blood cell important for fighting infection. Brian Barnett, STAT, 9 May 2022 After these treatments, researchers analyzed the RNA of each blood cell sample to determine how gene expression differed between the samples. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 2 Feb. 2023.

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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