Red corpuscles
Red corpuscles are cells that carry oxygen in the blood. They are also called red blood cells or "RBCs."

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  • Red blood corpuscles — Corpuscle Cor pus*cle ( p[u^]s*s l), n. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus.] 1. A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red blood cell — Human red blood cells (6 8μm) Red blood cells (abbreviated RBCs; also referred to as erythrocytes or simply, as red cells[1]) are the most common type of blood cell and the vertebrate organism s principal means of delivering oxygen (O2) to the… …   Wikipedia

  • red — [[t]re̱d[/t]] ♦ reds, redder, reddest 1) COLOUR Something that is red is the colour of blood or fire. ...a bunch of red roses... She had small hands with nails painted bright red. 2) ADJ GRADED If you say that someone s face is red, you mean that …   English dictionary

  • Red cells — Short for red blood cells, the oxygen/carbon dioxide carrying cells in blood. Also known acronymically as RBC’s, red corpuscles or erythrocytes (literally, red hollow vessels) …   Medical dictionary

  • Red pulp — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = pulpa splenica GraySubject = 278 GrayPage = 1284 Caption = Transverse section of a portion of the spleen. (Spleen pulp labeled at lower right.) Caption2 = Spleen System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber …   Wikipedia

  • Red blood cells — The blood cells that carry oxygen. Red cells contain hemoglobin and it is the hemoglobin which permits them to transport oxygen (and carbon dioxide). Hemoglobin, aside from being a transport molecule, is a pigment. It gives the cells their red… …   Medical dictionary

  • White blood corpuscles — Corpuscle Cor pus*cle ( p[u^]s*s l), n. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus.] 1. A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hassall's corpuscles — Micrograph of a thymic corpuscle. H E stain. Gray s subject #27 …   Wikipedia

  • Lymph corpuscles — Lymph Lymph, n. [L. lympha: cf. F. lymphe.] 1. A spring of water; hence, water, or a pure, transparent liquid like water. [1913 Webster] A fountain bubbled up, whose lymph serene Nothing of earthly mixture might distain. Trench. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corpuscle — Cor pus*cle ( p[u^]s*s l), n. [L. corpusculum, dim. of corpus.] 1. A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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