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[ih-rith-ruh-sahyt] /ɪˈrɪθ rəˌsaɪt/

noun, Physiology.
a blood cell of vertebrates that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide, combined with the red pigment haemoglobin, to and from the tissues Also called red blood cell

erythrocyte e·ryth·ro·cyte (ĭ-rĭth’rə-sīt’)
See red blood cell.
e·ryth’ro·cyt’ic (-sĭt’ĭk) adj.
See red blood cell.


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