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blood cell

n.
Any of the cells contained in blood; an erythrocyte or leukocyte; a blood corpuscle.

blood cell

n
(Physiology) any of the cells that circulate in the blood. See erythrocyte, leucocyte

blood′ cell`


n.
any of the cellular elements of the blood, as red blood cells. Also called blood′ cor`puscle.
[1840–50]

blood cell

Any of the cells contained in blood; a red blood cell or white blood cell.
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Noun1.blood cell - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including plateletsblood cell - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
leucocyte, leukocyte, WBC, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
packed cells - a preparation of blood cells separated from the liquid plasma; "packed cells are given to severely anemic patients in order to avoid overloading the circulatory system with too much fluid"
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
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