blood cell
noun Date: 1846 a cell normally present in blood

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  • blood cell — n a cell or platelet normally present in blood see RED BLOOD CELL, WHITE BLOOD CELL * * * (blood corpuscle) any of the cells that are present in the blood in health or disease. The cells may be subclassified into three major categories, namely… …   Medical dictionary

  • blood cell — blood′ cell n. anat. any of the cellular elements of the blood, as red blood cells. Also called blood′ cor puscle • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • blood cell — noun either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets • Syn: ↑blood corpuscle, ↑corpuscle • Derivationally related forms: ↑corpuscular (for: ↑corpuscle) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blood cell — A blood cell (also called blood corpuscle) is any cell of any type normally found in blood. In mammals, these fall into three general categories:*Red blood cells *White blood cells *PlateletsTogether, these three kinds of blood cells sum up for a …   Wikipedia

  • blood cell — n. a red; white blood cell * * * white blood cell a red …   Combinatory dictionary

  • blood cell — blood corpuscle any of the cells that are present in the blood in health or disease. The cells may be subclassified into three major categories, namely red cells (erythrocytes); white cells (leucocytes), which include granulocytes, lymphocytes,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • blood cell — any of the cellular elements of the blood, as white blood cells or red blood cells. Also called blood corpuscle. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • blood cell — noun Any of the cells found in blood that is erythrocytes and leukocytes, and sometimes including platelets. Syn: blood corpuscle …   Wiktionary

  • blood cell — n. one of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blood cell formation — ▪ biochemistry also called  Hematopoiesis, or Hemopoiesis,    continuous process by which the cellular constituents of blood are replenished as needed. Blood cells are divided into three groups: the red blood cells (erythrocytes (erythrocyte)),… …   Universalium

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