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blood cell

any of the cellular elements of the blood, as white blood cells or red blood cells.
Also called blood corpuscle.
Origin of blood cell
1840-50 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for blood cell
  • Experts have known for years that high levels of benzene reduce white blood cell counts and cause leukemia in people.
  • With known human health effects such as red blood cell rupturing, damage to kidneys and liver to mention a few.
  • At the core of the newly described statin effect is a type of blood cell called macrophages.
  • Cord-blood cell transplants are already becoming common as a therapy for diseases of the blood.
  • And erythropoietin can pump blood cell levels so high the blood turns viscous and strains the heart.
  • In those early days doctors monitoring the liquidators watched white blood cell counts drop and feared for their health.
  • T lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, serve as a frontline defense against invading bacteria and viruses.
  • It would be easier to turn this converted stem cell back into a blood cell than, say, a brain cell.
  • Even then, fever and an elevated white blood cell count may be absent for days.
  • When the orbiting nuclei of the cell's nucleus slow it draws nutrition from a blood cell.
British Dictionary definitions for blood cell

blood cell

any of the cells that circulate in the blood See erythrocyte, leucocyte
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blood cell in Medicine

blood cell n.
Any of the cells contained in blood; an erythrocyte or leukocyte; a blood corpuscle.

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blood cell in Science
blood cell  
A red blood cell or white blood cell that is contained in the blood.
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