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eosinophilia

[ee-uh-sin-uh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh] /ˌi əˌsɪn əˈfɪl i ə, -ˈfil yə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the presence of an abnormally increased number of eosinophils in the blood.
Origin of eosinophilia
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin; see eosinophil, -ia
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  • For the special clinical course of the eosinophilia in asthma see below.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • eosinophilia may be a symptom of infection by any of the worms.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • Thus we can explain the frequent occurrence of eosinophilia in all kinds of skin-diseases.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • By eosinophilia we understand an increase only of the polynuclear eosinophil cells in the blood.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • In any case the substance causing the eosinophilia is more widely distributed than that to which the anæmic condition is due.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • From this point of view experiments and clinical observations known up to the present on eosinophilia may be readily explained.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • Post-febrile form of eosinophilia (after the termination of various infectious diseases).

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • One expression of these distant actions is, as Leichtenstern insists, the eosinophilia of the blood.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • Scarlet fever is frequently accompanied by eosinophilia, which may help to distinguish it from measles.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • An immune lesion in such a case might be conceived as presenting no eosinophilia, since no toxin is liberated.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
British Dictionary definitions for eosinophilia

eosinophilia

/ˌiːəʊˌsɪnəˈfɪlɪə/
noun
1.
the presence of abnormally large numbers of eosinophils in the blood, occurring in various diseases and in response to certain drugs
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eosinophilia in Medicine

eosinophilia e·o·sin·o·phil·i·a (ē'ə-sĭn'ə-fĭl'ē-ə)
n.
An increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood. Also called eosinophilic leukocytosis.

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