noun Physiology.

Nearby words

  1. erythroblastotic,
  2. erythrocin,
  3. erythroclasis,
  4. erythroclastic,
  5. erythrocyanosis,
  6. erythrocyte fragility test,
  7. erythrocyte indices,
  8. erythrocyte sedimentation rate,
  9. erythrocythemia,
  10. erythrocytic series

Origin of erythrocyte

First recorded in 1890–95; erythro- + -cyte

Related formse·ryth·ro·cyt·ic [ih-rith-ruh-sit-ik] /ɪˌrɪθ rəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for erythrocyte



a blood cell of vertebrates that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide, combined with the red pigment haemoglobin, to and from the tissuesAlso called: red blood cell
Derived Formserythrocytic (ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for erythrocyte




red blood cell
Related formse•ryth′ro•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.

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Science definitions for erythrocyte



See red blood cell.
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