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definition of the word blood

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Old English blōd, Proto-Germanic *blodam, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

Singular
blood

Plural
countable and uncountable; bloods

blood (countable and uncountable; plural bloods)

  1. A vital liquid flowing in the bodies of many types of animals that usually conveys nutrients and oxygen. In vertebrates, it is colored red by hemoglobin, is conveyed by arteries and veins, is pumped by the heart and is usually generated in bone marrow.
  2. A family relationship due to birth, such as that between siblings; contrasted with relationships due to marriage or adoption. (See blood relative, blood relation, by blood.)
  3. (medicine, countable) A blood test or blood sample.


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