Basophile



Biology. a basophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance.
Anatomy. a white blood cell having a two-lobed nucleus and basophilic granules in its cytoplasm.
Biology, basophilic.
having an affinity for basic stains.
Historical Examples

The basophile granular cells are few—but the granules are large, and stain deeply basophile.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre

The basophile granules of the “mast” cells are coccal-shaped, of various size—often quite powdery.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre

adjective
(of cells or cell contents) easily stained by basic dyes
noun
a basophil cell, esp a leucocyte

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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