Definition of red blood cell in US English:

red blood cell


  • less technical term for erythrocyte
    • ‘If the patient is anemic, transfusion of one or more units of packed red blood cells may be prescribed.’
    • ‘There may be yellowing of the eyes and skin due to excessive breakdown of red blood cells.’
    • ‘Mitochondria are found in all cells except the mature red blood cell.’
    • ‘The tumor cells are extremely large in comparison to the average red blood cell.’
    • ‘Transfusions of packed red blood cells and platelets were used to treat pancytopenia.’
    • ‘This is an excellent example of a mixed field of red blood cells and bacteria.’
    • ‘If you had a test to look for abnormal red blood cells, for example in sickle cell anaemia, you will be told whether this was found.’
    • ‘This test might be done when small round red cells or blue tinged red blood cells appear in the blood smear.’
    • ‘It has long been known that folic acid plays an important role in the production of normal red blood cells.’
    • ‘Folic acid, in particular, can help a child with the disorder produce new red blood cells.’
    • ‘A blood test will show a significant reduction in the haemoglobin content of the red blood cells and an increase in the size of the cells.’
    • ‘The patient received two units of packed red blood cells with no complications.’
    • ‘However, our results favor a mechanism that affects the volume of red blood cells.’
    • ‘Blood is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.’
    • ‘The bone marrow is also able to make other types of blood cells, such as red blood cells and platelets.’
    • ‘The life span of white blood cells is considered to be shorter than that of red blood cells.’
    • ‘For example a blood stem cell will go on to become a red blood cell, platelet or white blood cell.’
    • ‘All of these things increase the amount of oxidative stress on the body's red blood cells.’
    • ‘Premature infants often are anemic, which means they do not have enough red blood cells.’
    • ‘This can check for protein or red blood cells in the urine, which can indicate kidney damage.’


red blood cell

/ˌred ˈbləd ˌsel//ˌrɛd ˈbləd ˌsɛl/