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