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erythrocyte

[ih-rith-ruh-sahyt]
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noun Physiology.
  1. red blood cell.
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Origin of erythrocyte

First recorded in 1890–95; erythro- + -cyte
Related formse·ryth·ro·cyt·ic [ih-rith-ruh-sit-ik] /ɪˌrɪθ rəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for erythrocytes

Historical Examples

  • These are large cells about twice to three times the size of the erythrocytes.

    Histology of the Blood

    Paul Ehrlich

  • The erythrocytes are the more resistant, the weaker the concentration which leaves them still uninjured.

  • Miescher, particularly, has described the want of oxygen as a specific stimulus to the production of erythrocytes.

  • Besides the larger myelocytes, much smaller forms, approximating to the size of the erythrocytes are also found.

  • In a few months the erythrocytes return to nearly their original number.


British Dictionary definitions for erythrocytes

erythrocyte

noun
  1. a blood cell of vertebrates that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide, combined with the red pigment haemoglobin, to and from the tissuesAlso called: red blood cell
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Derived Formserythrocytic (ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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erythrocytes in Medicine

erythrocyte

(ĭ-rĭthrə-sīt′)
Related formse•ryth′ro•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.

erythrocytes in Science

erythrocyte

[ĭ-rĭthrə-sīt′]
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