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[ih-rith-ruh-sahyt] /ɪˈrɪθ rəˌsaɪt/
noun, Physiology
Origin of erythrocyte
1890-95; erythro- + -cyte
Related forms
[ih-rith-ruh-sit-ik] /ɪˌrɪθ rəˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for erythrocytes
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for erythrocytes


a blood cell of vertebrates that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide, combined with the red pigment haemoglobin, to and from the tissues Also called red blood cell
Derived Forms
erythrocytic (ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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erythrocytes in Medicine

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

e·ryth'ro·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) adj.
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erythrocytes in Science
See red blood cell.
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