basophil definition

  • noun:
    • A cell, specifically a white blood cell, having granules that stain readily with standard dyes.
    • Any mobile which has had granules stained by fundamental spots; but specifically granular leukocytes.
    • In cytology, staining profoundly with standard dyes just: said of a cell or section of a cell: in opposition to acidophil. Also made use of substantively.
    • a leukocyte with basophilic granules quickly stained by basic spots

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