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red blood cell

noun [C] uk   us   (also red corpuscle)
any of the cells that carry oxygen around the body
Translations of “red blood cell”
in Chinese (Traditional) 紅細胞, 紅血球…
in Chinese (Simplified) 红细胞, 红血球…
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