Term: erythrocyte, erytro+cyte
Origin: Anc Greek
+cyte(=compining form for “cell” derived from anc Greek word κυτίον/cytion(=box, container)
Erythrocytes are cells that observed first during the last half of the 17th century by early optical microscopists, such as Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Jan Swammerdam, Marcello Malpighi and Anton van Leeuwenhoek
Erythrocyte or red blood cell is a non-nuclear cell type that contains hemoglobin and can carry oxygen to the body tissues.