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erythrocyte

[ih-rith-ruh-sahyt] /ɪˈrɪθ rəˌsaɪt/
noun, Physiology.
Origin of erythrocyte
1890-1895
1890-95; erythro- + -cyte
Related forms
erythrocytic
[ih-rith-ruh-sit-ik] /ɪˌrɪθ rəˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the Web for erythrocytes
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  • Miescher, particularly, has described the want of oxygen as a specific stimulus to the production of erythrocytes.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • 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.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • In a few months the erythrocytes return to nearly their original number.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • Besides the larger myelocytes, much smaller forms, approximating to the size of the erythrocytes are also found.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • The film must be carefully fixed by heat: underheating causes the erythrocytes to stain red; overheating, pale yellow.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • Nuclei, basophilic granules, and all blood parasites are blue; erythrocytes are red or pink; eosinophilic granules, bright red.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • The appearance of the erythrocytes which shew polychromatophilia in the highest degree.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
British Dictionary definitions for erythrocytes

erythrocyte

/ɪˈrɪθrəʊˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a blood cell of vertebrates that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide, combined with the red pigment haemoglobin, to and from the tissues Also called red blood cell
Derived Forms
erythrocytic (ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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erythrocytes in Medicine

erythrocyte e·ryth·ro·cyte (ĭ-rĭth'rə-sīt')
n.
See red blood cell.


e·ryth'ro·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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erythrocytes in Science
erythrocyte
  (ĭ-rĭth'rə-sīt')   
See red blood cell.
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