blood cell


noun

any of the cellular elements of the blood, as white blood cells or red blood cells.

Origin of blood cell

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called blood corpuscle.
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British Dictionary definitions for blood cell

blood cell

noun

any of the cells that circulate in the bloodSee erythrocyte, leucocyte
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Medicine definitions for blood cell

blood cell

n.

Any of the cells contained in blood; an erythrocyte or leukocyte; a blood corpuscle.
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Science definitions for blood cell

blood cell

A red blood cell or white blood cell that is contained in the blood.
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