red blood cell

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red blood cell (plural red blood cells)

  1. (hematology, cytology) A type of cell in the blood of vertebrates that contains hemoglobin and transports oxygen from the lungs to the tissues; an erythrocyte.
    Synonyms: RBC (initialism), red cell, erythrocyte, haematid (rare)
    Coordinate terms: platelet, white blood cell

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