erythrocyte

[ih-rith-ruh-sahyt]
noun Physiology.

Origin:
1890–95; erythro- + -cyte

erythrocytic [ih-rith-ruh-sit-ik] , adjective
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erythrocyte (ɪˈrɪθrəʊˌsaɪt)
 
n
Also called: red blood cell a blood cell of vertebrates that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide, combined with the red pigment haemoglobin, to and from the tissues
 
erythrocytic
 
adj

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erythrocyte e·ryth·ro·cyte (ĭ-rĭth'rə-sīt')
n.
See red blood cell.


e·ryth'ro·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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erythrocyte   (ĭ-rĭth'rə-sīt')  Pronunciation Key 
See red blood cell.
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Example sentences
As the dead erythrocytes pile up, your kidneys start to fail.
The color of erythrocytes is due to the heme group of hemoglobin.
Erythrocytes are circular, except in the camel family camelidae, where they are oval.
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