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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.
Historical Examples

Very constant also is a marked absolute, and often a relative, increase of eosinophiles and basophiles.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

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

basophil ba·so·phil (bā’sə-fĭl, -zə-) or ba·so·phile (-fīl’)
A cell, especially a white blood cell, having granules that stain readily with basic dyes.


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