Definition of Erythrocyte

1. Noun. A mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus.

Definition of Erythrocyte

1. Noun. (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. ¹

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Definition of Erythrocyte

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Medical Definition of Erythrocyte

1. A red blood cell. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Erythrocyte

erythroblastosis foetalis
erythroblastosis neonatorum
erythrocebus patas
erythrocyte (current term)
erythrocyte adherence phenomenon
erythrocyte aggregation
erythrocyte aging
erythrocyte count
erythrocyte deformability
erythrocyte ghost
erythrocyte inclusions
erythrocyte indices
erythrocyte maturation factor
erythrocyte membrane
erythrocyte membrane protein band 4.1
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
erythrocyte transfusion
erythrocyte volume

Literary usage of Erythrocyte

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

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Ya- mamoto and Takahashi (8) found that Zn2+ suppressed complement-induced lysis of erythrocytes by acting directly on the erythrocyte membrane. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"FURTHER STUDIES OF GRANULAR DEGENERATION OF THE erythrocyte.1 BY ALFRED ... as to the place of origin of the changes found in the circulating erythrocyte. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"JW BAIRD CLARK UNIVERSITY SPECIAL ARTICLES THE MAMMALIAN erythrocyte—A BICONCAVE DISC1 THE existence of " bell "- or " cup "-shaped red corpuscles in ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"A reduction in mean erythrocyte volume has been reported in some strains of ... The relationship between erythrocyte volume and blood pressure was therefore ..."

5. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"In a case studied for a protracted period, it is possible to distinguish a general decrease in the erythrocyte count as the leucocytes increase, ..."

6. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1901)
"GRANULAR, basic, or punctate degeneration of the erythrocyte is a condition in which this cell presents fine or coarse granules that have an affinity for ..."

7. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"THE FATE OF THE erythrocyte OF THE FOWL The power of vascular endothelium to ingest red blood corpuscles has been studied by Keys. ..."

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