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noun

(1) The circulating fluid (plasma) and suspended formed elements, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in the vascular system of humans and other vertebrates.

(2) A functionally similar fluid flowing in the bodies of many animals (e.g. hemolymph in insects).


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In humans and other vertebrates, the blood is pumped through the body by the heart, and appears bright-red when hemoglobin is oxygenated. Its major functions include the following:


Word origin: Old English bl┼Źd, Proto-Germanic *blodam, of uncertain origin.

Compare: hemolymph

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