Definition of erythrocyte in English:

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erythrocyte

Pronunciation: /iˈriTHrəˌsīt/

noun

A red blood cell that (in humans) is typically a biconcave disc without a nucleus. Erythrocytes contain the pigment hemoglobin, which imparts the red color to blood, and transport oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the tissues.
Example sentences
  • The deformation of the human erythrocyte or red blood cell has been the topic of detailed investigation for many decades.
  • There are three chapters devoted to the structure and function of erythrocytes and white blood cells.
  • Sickle cell erythrocytes have decreased oxygen affinity and increased unsaturated hemoglobin in the arterial blood.

Derivatives

erythrocytic

Pronunciation: /iˌriTHrəˈsitik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • A bone marrow aspirate and biopsy were performed and revealed 51% erythrocytic precursors.
  • As the immature cells accumulate in the bone marrow, they replace the normal myelocytic cells, megakaryocytes, and erythrocytic cells.
  • Rapidly expanding erythrocytic volume increases blood viscosity and, especially in endurance races, might predispose the athlete to blood clots or other complications.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: e·ryth·ro·cyte

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