from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See red blood cell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A red blood-corpuscle as distinguished from a white or colorless blood-corpuscle (leucocyte).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
From Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός (eruthrós, "red") + -cyte. (Wiktionary)