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Pronunciation:  i'rithru`sIt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus

ERYTHROCYTE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: RBC, red blood cell
 See Also: acanthocyte, blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle, haemoglobin, Hb, hemoglobin, macrocyte, megaloblast, megalocyte, microcyte, reticulocyte, sickle cell, siderocyte, spherocyte, target cell



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A red blood cell; erythrocytes carry oxygen in the blood via hemoglobin. RBCs are disk-shaped and indented on both sides and are about 7 micrometers in diameter. A red blood cell lives about 120 days.
 Definition: a red blood cell; found in blood, lacks a nucleus, and contains the red pigment hemoglobin.
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 Related Terms: antibody, antigen, arterial blood, blood, blood bank, blood cell, blood count, blood donor, blood donor center, blood group, blood grouping, blood picture, blood platelet, blood pressure, blood serum, blood substitute, bloodmobile, bloodstream, circulation, clinical dextran, dextran, globulin, gore, grume, hematics, hematologist, hematology, hematoscope, hematoscopy, hemocyte, hemoglobin, hemometer, humor, ichor, isoantibody, leukocyte, lifeblood, neutrophil, opsonin, phagocyte, plasma, plasma substitute, red corpuscle, Rh factor, Rhesus factor, Rh-negative, Rh-positive, Rh-type, serum, type O, venous blood, white corpuscle