erythrocyte

Definitions of erythrocyte
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n a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus

Synonyms:
RBC, red blood cell
Types:
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macrocyte, megalocyte
abnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia)
megaloblast
abnormally large red blood cell present in pernicious anemia and folic acid deficiency
acanthocyte
an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm
microcyte
an abnormally small red blood cell (less than 5 microns in diameter)
reticulocyte
an immature red blood cell containing a network of filaments or granules
sickle cell
an abnormal red blood cell that has a crescent shape and an abnormal form of hemoglobin
siderocyte
an abnormal red blood cell containing granules of iron not bound in hemoglobin
spherocyte
an abnormal spherical red blood cell
target cell
an abnormal red blood cell with the appearance of a dark ring surrounding a dark center; associated with anemia
Type of:
blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle
either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets

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