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[ih-rith -ruh -sahyt]

Definition #1 for "erythrocyte"

a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus


Definition #2 for "erythrocyte"

An anucleate cell in the blood involved with the transport of oxygen. Also called a red blood cell because of the red coloring of hemoglobin.


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