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having an affinity for basic stains.
Historical Examples

The basophilic variety is less common, and is confined to long-standing severe myelogenous leukemia.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

Myelocytes are named according to the character of their granules—neutrophilic, eosinophilic, and basophilic myelocytes.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

Nuclei, basophilic granules, and all blood parasites are blue; erythrocytes are red or pink; eosinophilic granules, bright red.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd


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