The term bloods is often used in the medical profession to shorten blood test samples or blood works.
The Plural of BloodThe plural of blood is blood.
- A lot of blood, sweat, and tears have gone into this career of mine. (Kevin Hart)
- Athletics is in my blood. (Haile Gebrselassie)
The table below shows the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.
|Type||Example of Type||Forming the Plural||Plural|
|Most Nouns|| lamp
|add s|| lamps
|Noun Ending s, sh, ch, x or z|| bus
|add es|| buses
|Nouns ending [consonant] o|| hero
|add either s or es
(There are no rules for this - you have to know.)
|Nouns ending [vowel] o|| patio
|add s|| patios
|Nouns ending [consonant] y|| story
|change the y to an i and add es|| stories
|Nouns ending [vowel] y|| storey ()
|add s|| storeys
|Nouns ending f or fe|| dwarf
|ves and/or s
(There are no rules - you have to know.)
hooves or hoofs
|some nouns undergo a vowel or letters change||
|More exceptions|| blood
|some nouns do not change at all|| blood
Why Is There Confusion over the Plural of Blood?Confusion arises because of the term bloods, which is used among medical professionals. Bloods is actually a contraction for the terms blood works or blood samples.
Of note, The Bloods (from the slang term blood meaning brother) is the name of a street gang in Los Angeles.