red blood cell: Meaning and Definition of

red' blood' cell"

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  1. one of the cells of the blood, which in mammals are enucleate disks concave on both sides, contain hemoglobin, and carry oxygen to the cells and tissues and carbon dioxide back to the respiratory organs. Also calledAbbr.: RBC
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