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Red blood cell

Synonym(s)

  • blood corpuscles
  • blood erythrocyte
  • blood normocyte
  • erythrocyte
  • marrow erythrocyte
  • RBC
  • red blood corpuscule
  • red cell of marrow
  • red cells

Definition(s)

Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing hemoglobin whose function is to transport oxygen.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

RBC. A cell that carries oxygen to all parts of the body. Also called an erythrocyte.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 17, 2014