noun Physiology.

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

Related Words for erythrocytes

corpuscle, erythrocyte, hemocyte, leukocyte

Examples from the Web for erythrocytes

Historical Examples of erythrocytes

  • These are large cells about twice to three times the size of the erythrocytes.

  • The erythrocytes are the more resistant, the weaker the concentration which leaves them still uninjured.

  • Miescher, particularly, has described the want of oxygen as a specific stimulus to the production of erythrocytes.

  • Besides the larger myelocytes, much smaller forms, approximating to the size of the erythrocytes are also found.

  • In a few months the erythrocytes return to nearly their original number.

British Dictionary definitions for erythrocytes



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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erythrocytes in Medicine




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



See red blood cell.
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