[ee-uh-sin-uh-fil] /ˌi əˈsɪn ə fɪl/ Biology

Histology. any cell, tissue, organism, or substance that has an affinity for and other acid stains.
Cell Biology. a leukocyte having granules in the cytoplasm and usually a bilobate nucleus.
a leucocyte with a multilobed nucleus and coarse granular cytoplasm that stains readily with acidic dyes such as eosin

eosinophil e·o·sin·o·phil (ē’ə-sĭn’ə-fĭl’) or e·o·sin·o·phile (-fīl’)

e’o·sin’o·phil’ic adj.


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