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basophilia

[bey-suh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh] /ˌbeɪ səˈfɪl i ə, -ˈfil yə/
noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormal increase in the number of basophils in the blood, occurring in some types of leukemia, severe anemia, and other disorders.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; basophil + -ia
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Examples for basophilia
  • In addition, rats and mice often showed kidney effects such as renal tubular basophilia and alterations in urinalysis parameters.
British Dictionary definitions for basophilia

basophilia

/ˌbeɪsəˈfɪlɪə/
noun
1.
an abnormal increase of basophil leucocytes in the blood
2.
the affinity of a biological specimen for basic dyes
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basophilia in Medicine

basophilia ba·so·phil·i·a (bā'sə-fĭl'ē-ə, -zə-)
n.

  1. The affinity of cellular structures for basic dyes, such as methylene blue.

  2. An increase in the number of basophils in the circulating blood. Also called basophilism.

  3. An abnormal stippling of red blood cells with basic staining granules.


ba'so·phil'ic (-fĭl'ĭk) adj.
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