Definition of Blood corpuscle

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

Definition of Blood corpuscle

1. Noun. (hematology cytology) A blood cell. ¹

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Medical Definition of Blood corpuscle

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 Corpuscle

blood cell count
blood cells
blood circulation
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blood coagulation
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blood coagulation factors
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blood component removal
blood component transfusion
blood corpuscle (current term)
blood corpuscles
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blood crystals
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Literary usage of Blood corpuscle

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

1. The Microscopic Anatomy of the Human Body, in Health and Disease by Arthur Hill Hassall, Henry Vanarsdale (1852)
"Dr. Barry elsewhere goes on to observe: " In the mature blood corpuscle ... This filament is formed of the discs contained within the blood corpuscle. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1865)
"Nature of the Red Blood-Corpuscle.—DR. BEAI.E in the first place points out ... He believes that the red colouring matter of the blood- corpuscle was once ..."

3. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"Amongst other figures, one is given showing the departure of the fibrils of fibrine from the pale corpuscles. New Blood-corpuscle. ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"In the quartan form the mature germ is a mass of pale protoplasm which lies inside the red blood- corpuscle, and practically fills it. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"Having measured the volume of the red blood-corpuscle, and taking 31 per cent, as its quantum of haemoglobin, and 1.29 as the specific gravity (estimated ..."

6. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1843)
"In the other Vertebrata, the discs contained within the blood-corpuscle are too ... The nucleus of the blood-corpuscle in some instances resembles a ball of ..."

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