blood cell

noun
any of the cellular elements of the blood, as white blood cells or red blood cells.
Also called blood corpuscle.


Origin:
1840–50

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

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

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