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

1890–95; basophil + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Only a few conditions are known to cause this feature, which is called basophilic stippling.
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