erythrocyte

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός (eruthrós, red) + -cyte.

Noun[edit]

erythrocyte (plural erythrocytes)

  1. (hematology, cytology) An anucleate cell in the blood involved with the transport of oxygen. Also called a red blood cell because of the red coloring of hemoglobin.

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