any of the cellular elements of the blood, as white blood cells or red blood cells.
Words nearby blood cell
Origin of blood cell
First recorded in 1840–50
Also called blood corpuscle.
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British Dictionary definitions for blood cell
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Medicine definitions for blood cell
Any of the cells contained in blood; an erythrocyte or leukocyte; a blood corpuscle.
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Science definitions for blood cell
A red blood cell or white blood cell that is contained in the blood.
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