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Definition of Red cells

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).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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