red blood corpuscle

red blood corpuscle
noun see red blood cell

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • red blood cell — n. ERYTHROCYTE: also called red blood corpuscle …   English World dictionary

  • Red blood cell — One of the blood cells that carry oxygen. Red cells contain hemoglobin and it is the hemoglobin which permits them to transport oxygen (and carbon dioxide). Hemoglobin, aside from being a transport molecule, is a pigment. It gives the cell its… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 blood cell — Physiol. one of the cells of the blood, which in mammals are enucleate disks concave on both sides, contain hemoglobin, and carry oxygen to the cells and tissues and carbon dioxide back to the respiratory organs. Also called erythrocyte, red cell …   Universalium

  • Blood corpuscle — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red blood corpuscles — Corpuscle Cor pus*cle ( p[u^]s*s l), n. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus.] 1. A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • blood corpuscle — noun either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets • Syn: ↑blood cell, ↑corpuscle • Derivationally related forms: ↑corpuscular (for: ↑corpuscle) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • red blood cell — noun a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑RBC, ↑erythrocyte • Hypernyms: ↑blood cell, ↑blood corpuscle, ↑corpuscle …   Useful english dictionary

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