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Glossary: red blood cell, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

red blood cell

(red blud sel)

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

Blood cells; drawing shows six types of white blood cells (monocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, and macrophages), a red blood cell (erythrocyte), and platelets.

Blood cells. Blood contains many types of cells: white blood cells (monocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, and macrophages), red blood cells (erythrocytes), and platelets. Blood circulates through the body in the arteries and veins.

2007-10-15