[ ih-rith-ruh-sahyt ]
/ ɪˈrɪθ rəˌsaɪt /

noun Physiology.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for erythrocytes

/ (ɪˈrɪθrəʊˌsaɪt) /


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 erythrocytes

[ ĭ-rĭthrə-sīt′ ]


red blood cell

Other words from erythrocyte

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

[ ĭ-rĭthrə-sīt′ ]

See red blood cell.
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