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Pronunciation: e-rith'ro


  1. Previx denoting red or red blood cell; corresponds to L. rub-.
  2. Indicates the structure of erythrose in a larger sugar; used as such, it is italicized (2-deoxy-d-erythro-pentose).

[G. erythros, red]

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