血 means 'blood'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 143    Frequency: 471   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-2    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 37    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 199 words   Used in 474 words   Used in 43 names   Component in 17 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Find out about the radical in 血 and (populace), and see how the 血 radical relates to the “dish” radical 皿.
⿱   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   dish  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 血 is used 9 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 血 is used 411 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ケツ : 213 words FIND ALL
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ケツ (read as けっ) : 126 words FIND ALL
blood vessel; vein
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ち : 71 words FIND ALL
blood; consanguinity
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ち (read as じ) : 1 word FIND ALL
brandling (when used as fishing bait)  (see also: 縞蚯蚓; often written with kana only)
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An additional one less common word includes 血 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 288 (originally: 270)  Joy o' Kanji : 270  Key to Kanji: 266 

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ケツ   ち blood   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
さら dish   
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