Definition of Blood cell

1. Noun. Either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets.

Definition of Blood cell

1. Noun. (hematology cytology) Any of the cells found in blood that is erythrocytes and leukocytes, and sometimes including platelets. ¹

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Medical Definition of Blood cell

1. There are three main types of cell in the blood stream. The red cell, which carries oxygen, the white cell, which fights infections and the platelet, which helps prevent bleeding. The correct balance between each cell type must be maintained for the body to remain healthy. (13 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blood Cell

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Literary usage of Blood cell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"If the-e are watched, they are seen to grow rapidly, until they nearly fill the blood-cell, developing in tin- meantime their characteristic pigment ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"Moreover, this phenomenon in other cells is followed by division of the cell itself, and in the case of the white blood-cell such ..."

3. Contributions to Medical and Biological Research by William Osler (1919)
"THE REGULATION OF THE RED BLOOD-CELL SUPPLY BY CH BUNTING, MD, MADISON, Wis. ... the red blood-cell supply to the circulation is not the least interesting. ..."

4. The Microscopic Anatomy of the Human Body, in Health and Disease by Arthur Hill Hassall, Henry Vanarsdale (1852)
"But each of these two phases presents likewise two stages in their growth or formation: thus the granule blood cell may be cither coarsely granular, ..."

5. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Sickle cell disease gets its name from the special shape of the red blood cell that develops in this disorder. An understanding of the normal red blood cell ..."

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