red corpuscle

red corpuscle

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a red blood cell.

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red corpuscle noun
An erythrocyte, a blood cell which carries oxygen in combination with the pigment haemoglobin, and removes carbon dioxide
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Main Entry:red

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red corpuscle,
one of the tiny, red-colored cells in the blood, formed in bone marrow and containing hemoglobin, that carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body; red cell; red blood cell; erythrocyte.

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noun, pl ⋯ -puscles [count]

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  • red corpuscle — n. ERYTHROCYTE …   English World dictionary

  • red corpuscle — noun see red blood cell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • red corpuscle — a red blood cell. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • red corpuscle — noun An erythrocyte …   Wiktionary

  • red blood cell — also .red corpuscle n one of the cells in your blood that carry oxygen to every part of your body →↑white blood cell …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • red blood cell — noun Date: 1910 any of the hemoglobin containing cells that carry oxygen to the tissues and are responsible for the red color of vertebrate blood called also erythrocyte, red blood corpuscle, red cell, red corpuscle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • red cell — noun or red corpuscle : a red blood cell : erythrocyte …   Useful english dictionary

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