Basophil Definition

-fīl, -fĭl
noun
A cell, especially a white blood cell, having granules that stain readily with basic dyes.
American Heritage
A cell, substance, or tissue easily stained by basic dyes, as the beta cells in the anterior pituitary or certain white blood cells.
Webster's New World
A white blood cell that when activated releases histamine and other substances that are involved in allergic reactions. Basophils are found chiefly in the blood and sites of inflammation and have cytoplasmic granules that are stained with basic dyes.
American Heritage Medicine

(cytology) Any cell that has granules stained by basic stains; but especially granular leukocytes.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • basophile
adjective
Basophilic.
American Heritage Medicine
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Other Word Forms of Basophil

Noun

Singular:
basophil
Plural:
basophils

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