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erythrocyte

[ ih-rith-ruh-sahyt ]
/ ɪˈrɪθ rəˌsaɪt /
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noun Physiology.

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Origin of erythrocyte

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

OTHER WORDS FROM erythrocyte

e·ryth·ro·cyt·ic [ih-rith-ruh-sit-ik], /ɪˌrɪθ rəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for erythrocyte

erythrocyte
/ (ɪˈrɪθrəʊˌsaɪt) /

noun

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 forms of erythrocyte

erythrocytic (ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for erythrocyte

erythrocyte
[ ĭ-rĭthrə-sīt′ ]

n.

red blood cell

Other words from erythrocyte

e•ryth′ro•cytic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for erythrocyte

erythrocyte
[ ĭ-rĭthrə-sīt′ ]

See red blood cell.
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