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basophilic

[bey-suh-fil-ik] /ˌbeɪ səˈfɪl ɪk/
adjective, Biology
1.
having an affinity for basic stains.
Also, basophilous
[bey-sof-uh-luh s] /beɪˈsɒf ə ləs/ (Show IPA),
basophil, basophile.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; basophil + -ic
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