Blood-The River of Life 2.4 Key Terms Review

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Biopsy

The removal and examination of tissue, cells, or fluids from the living body.

Erythrocyte

A red blood cell; the major cell component of blood whose primary function is to carry oxygen.

Hemoglobin

An iron-containing protein that binds oxygen and is the primary component of erythrocytes.

Histology

The study of tissues.

Leukocyte

A white blood cell; primary function is defense against foreign materials as part of the immune system.

Plasma

The fluid part especially of blood or lymph.

Platelet

A component of mammalian blood that lacks a nucleus and is derived from fragments of megakaryocyte cytoplasm, and that assists in blood clotting, also called a thrombocyte.

Tissue

An integrated group of cells with a common function, structure, or both.

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