blood cell

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Origin of blood cell

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called blood corpuscle.
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Related Words for blood cell

corpuscle, erythrocyte, hemocyte, leukocyte

British Dictionary definitions for blood cell

blood cell

noun
  1. any of the cells that circulate in the bloodSee erythrocyte, leucocyte
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blood cell in Medicine

blood cell

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

blood cell

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