red blood cell
noun Date: 1910 any of the hemoglobin-containing cells that carry oxygen to the tissues and are responsible for the red color of vertebrate blood — called also erythrocyte, red blood corpuscle, red cell, red corpuscle

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  • red blood cell — noun a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑RBC, ↑erythrocyte • Hypernyms: ↑blood cell, ↑blood corpuscle, ↑corpuscle …   Useful english dictionary

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