basophile

basophil

[bey-suh-fil]
noun
1.
Biology. a basophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance.
2.
Anatomy. a white blood cell having a two-lobed nucleus and basophilic granules in its cytoplasm.
adjective
3.
Biology, basophilic.
Also, basophile [bey-suh-fahyl, -fil] .


Origin:
1885–90; bas(ic dye) + -o- + -phil

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basophilic

[bey-suh-fil-ik]
adjective Biology.
having an affinity for basic stains.
Also, basophilous [bey-sof-uh-luhs] , basophil, basophile.


Origin:
1890–95; basophil + -ic

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basophil or basophile (ˈbeɪsəfɪl)
 
adj
1.  (of cells or cell contents) easily stained by basic dyes
 
n
2.  a basophil cell, esp a leucocyte
 
[C19: from Greek; see base1 + -phile]
 
basophile or basophile
 
adj
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek; see base1 + -phile]

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basophil ba·so·phil (bā'sə-fĭl, -zə-) or ba·so·phile (-fīl')
n.
A cell, especially a white blood cell, having granules that stain readily with basic dyes.

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