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RBC

abbr.
red blood cell

RBC

red blood cell.
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Noun1.RBC - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissuesRBC - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
macrocyte, megalocyte - abnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia)
megaloblast - abnormally large red blood cell present in pernicious anemia and folic acid deficiency
acanthocyte - an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm
microcyte - an abnormally small red blood cell (less than 5 microns in diameter)
reticulocyte - an immature red blood cell containing a network of filaments or granules
sickle cell - an abnormal red blood cell that has a crescent shape and an abnormal form of hemoglobin
siderocyte - an abnormal red blood cell containing granules of iron not bound in hemoglobin
spherocyte - an abnormal spherical red blood cell
target cell - an abnormal red blood cell with the appearance of a dark ring surrounding a dark center; associated with anemia
haemoglobin, Hb, hemoglobin - a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues; "fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals"
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RBC or RED BLOOD CELL COUNT is the number of red blood cells per volume of blood.
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