Definition of Basophil

1. Noun. A leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains.




Definition of Basophil

1. Noun. (cytology) Any cell that has granules stained by basic stains; but especially granular leukocytes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Basophil

1. a type of cell [n -S]

Medical Definition of Basophil

1. Mammalian granulocyte with large heterochromatic basophilic granules that contain histamine bound to a protein and heparin like mucopolysaccharide matrix. They are not phagocytic. Very similar to mast cells though it is not clear whether they have common lineage. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basophil

basocytopenia
basocytosis
basoerythrocyte
basoerythrocytosis
basograph
basolateral
basolateral plasma membrane
basolaterally
basometachromophil
basommatophora
bason
basons
basonym
basonyms
basopenia
basophil (current term)
basophil adenoma
basophil cell of anterior lobe of hypophysis
basophil degranulation test
basophil granule
basophil substance
basophile
basophiles
basophilia
basophilias
basophilic
basophilic degeneration
basophilic leukaemia
basophilic leukocyte
basophilic leukocytosis

Literary usage of Basophil

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1. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"These basophil particles have no regular shape, and in size they vary from ... These specks have received various names, but " basophil particles" will be ..."

2. Clinical methods: A Guide to the Practical Study of Medicine by Robert Hutchison (1904)
"Hyaline leucocyte, with line amorphous points of basophil substance. t. ... Hyaline leucocyte, with fine basophil amorphous joints. Fiu. 3. ..."

3. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"The cells are basophil. Giant cells of large size and containing 2 or 3 ... The plasma cells may contain strongly basophil granules, which may be extruded. ..."

4. A Text-book of general pathology for the use of students and practitioners by James Martin Beattie (1908)
"leucocytes, are characterised by the presence of irregularly scattered larger and smaller basophil granules, or granules which show metachromatic staining. ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"and ultimately becomes again basophil. The changes in the nucleus comprise— (1) those of the nuclear chromosomes, (2) those of the nuclear plasm, ..."

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