red blood cells









red blood cells


noun

  1. Physiology. one of the cells of the blood, which in mammals are enucleate disks concave on both sides, contain hemoglobin, and carry oxygen to the cells and tissues and carbon dioxide back to the respiratory organs. Abbreviation: RBC

noun

  1. another name for erythrocyte

n.

  1. A disk-shaped, biconcave cell in the blood that contains hemoglobin, lacks a nucleus, and transports oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the tissues.erythrocyte red cell red corpuscle

  1. Any of the oval or disc-shaped cells that circulate in the blood of vertebrate animals, contain hemoglobin, and give blood its red color. The hemoglobin in red blood cells binds to oxygen for transport and delivery to body tissues, and it transports carbon dioxide, excreted as a metabolic waste product, out of the tissues. The red blood cells of mammals have no nucleus, while those of other vertebrates do contain nuclei. Red blood cells are formed in the bone marrow. Also called erythrocyte

The disk-shaped cells in the blood that contain hemoglobin. The red blood cells supply oxygen to all body cells and remove the carbon dioxide wastes that result from metabolism.

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