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blood cell

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

blood cell

n. either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets [syn: blood corpuscle, corpuscle]

Blood cell

A blood cell, also called a haematopoietic cell, hemocyte, or hematocyte, is a cell produced through hematopoiesis and found mainly in the blood.

  • Red blood cells – Erythrocytes
  • White blood cells – Leukocytes
  • Platelets – Thrombocytes.

Together, these three kinds of blood cells add up to a total 45% of the blood tissue by volume, with the remaining 55% of the volume composed of plasma, the liquid component of blood. The volume percentage of red blood cells in the blood ( hematocrit) is measured by centrifuge or flow cytometry and is 45% of cells to total volume in males and 40% in females.

Haemoglobin (the main component of red blood cells) is an iron-containing protein that facilitates transportation of oxygen from the lungs to tissues and carbon dioxide from tissues to the lungs.

Usage examples of "blood cell".

He had to save the white blood cell cultures -- his special lymphocytes.

He had to save the white blood cell cultures--his special lymphocytes.

The Vancouver Vein Clinic had been intriguing but not as much as a quarter-page ad promising live blood cell analysis.

Just when I figured out a way around that, they whisked me out of here because my white blood cell count was low.

We can do all this because the camera we put inside his vessels is smaller than a red blood cell.

When a medical checkup had shown that Jennie's white blood cell count was out of whack for no logical reason.

Just as one last probe was about to destroy its Chiar counterpart, a white blood cell engulfed it.

By concentration and study I can actually follow a single white blood cell completely through the circulatory system—.