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blood pressure the pressure of the blood against the inner wall of blood vessels, esp. the arteries or the heart, as exerted by the contractions of the heart muscles, often measured as an indicator of physical health.
blood pudding a sausage made from pig's blood and suet.
blood relation a person to whom one is related by birth; blood relative.
bloodroot a North American spring wildflower that bears a single white flower and has a fleshy red root that yields a toxic red sap.
bloodshed the spilling of blood through injury or violence, esp. the destruction of living beings; warfare.
bloodshot (of eyes) showing dilated blood vessels; red and irritated.
bloodstain a discoloration or mark left by blood.
bloodstained stained with blood. [2 definitions]
bloodstone a semiprecious green or greenish quartz flecked with red jasper; heliotrope.
bloodstream the blood flowing within the circulatory system of a living organism.
bloodsucker an animal that sucks blood from others, esp. a leech; parasite. [2 definitions]
blood sugar glucose in the blood or the concentration of glucose in the blood.
blood test any test of the blood, as to determine type, red or white blood count, or the presence of antibodies or bacteria.
blood thinner a drug that inhibits blood clotting.
blood-thinning of or pertaining to a drug that inhibits blood clotting.
bloodthirsty eager to cause or attracted to acts of bloodshed; cruel.
blood type see "blood group."
blood typing the classification of blood samples according to blood group, esp. to determine compatibility of donors with recipients of transfusions or transplants.
blood vessel any of the arteries, veins, or capillaries through which the blood circulates.
blood work the medical analysis of blood as carried out by medical professionals; blood testing. [2 definitions]
bloody covered with or exuding blood. [4 definitions]