red blood cell

red blood cell

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  • red blood cell — red blood ,cell noun count a BLOOD CELL that carries oxygen ─ compare WHITE BLOOD CELL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • red blood cell — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms red blood cell : singular red blood cell plural red blood cells a blood cell that carries oxygen • See: white blood cell …   English dictionary

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  • Red blood cell indices — are blood tests that provide information about the hemoglobin content and size of red blood cells. Abnormal values indicate the presence of anemia and which type of anemia it is. [ [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003648.htm… …   Wikipedia

  • Red blood cell distribution width — The red blood cell distribution width, or RDW, is a measure of the variation of red blood cell width that is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. Usually red blood cells are a standard size of about 6 8μm. Certain disorders,… …   Wikipedia

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