HyperDic: rbc

English > 1 sense of the word RBC:
NOUNbodyRBC, red blood cell, erythrocytea mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues
English > RBC: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus.
Synonymsred blood cell, erythrocyte
NarroweracanthocyteAn abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm
megaloblastabnormally large red blood cell present in pernicious anemia and folic acid deficiency
megalocyte, macrocyteabnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia)
microcyteAn abnormally small red blood cell (less than 5 microns in diameter)
reticulocyteAn immature red blood cell containing a network of filaments or granules
sickle cellAn abnormal red blood cell that has a crescent shape and an abnormal form of hemoglobin
siderocyteAn abnormal red blood cell containing granules of iron not bound in hemoglobin
spherocyteAn abnormal spherical red blood cell
target cellAn abnormal red blood cell with the appearance of a dark ring surrounding a dark center
Broaderblood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscleEither of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
Substanceshemoglobin, haemoglobin, HbA hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color
Spanisheritrocito, hematíe
Catalaneritròcit, glòbul vermell, hematia

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