Share this entry

bloodstream
American English: /ˈblədˌstrim/
British English: /ˈblʌdstriːm/

noun

  • the bloodstream
    el torrente sanguíneo
    Example sentences
    • It can also travel to other parts of the body through the bloodstream and lymph system.
    • Red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow and circulate in the bloodstream before they are broken down in the spleen.
    • From here, the oxygen in the air can be absorbed into the bloodstream and taken to the rest of the body.

Definition of bloodstream in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day haughty
    Pronunciation: ˈhôdē
    adjective
    arrogantly superior and disdainful
    Cultural fact of the day

    Carnaval

    Carnaval is the three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing. Spain's most colorful carnival is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and Cadiz's carnival is also famous. In Spanish-speaking Latin America, the carnivals of Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela are very well known.