erythrocyte

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Word of the Day
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erythrocyte

Pronunciation /iˈriTHrəˌsīt/ /ɪˈrɪθrəˌsaɪt/
noun
A red blood cell that (in humans) is typically a biconcave disc without a nucleus. Erythrocytes contain the pigment hemoglobin, which imparts the red color to blood, and transport oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the tissues.

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When you get your next blood test,
I hope the news is nothing but the best.
They’ll check lipid panel, TSH and CMP
And with CBC, they’ll count erythrocytes,
Then, with proper treatment, set everything to rights.

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