Medical Definition of Basophilic leukocyte

1. A polymorphonuclear leukocyte characterised by many large, coarse, metachromatic granules (dark purple or blue-black when treated with Wright's or similar stains) that usually fill the cytoplasm and may almost mask the nucleus; these leukocyte's are unique in that they usually do not occur in increased numbers as the result of acute infectious disease, and their phagocytic qualities are probably not significant; the granules, which contain heparin and histamine, may degranulate in response to hypersensitivity reactions and can be of significance in general inflammation. Synonym: basocyte, basophilocyte, mast leukocyte. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basophilic Leukocyte

basonyms
basopenia
basophil
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 (current term)
basophilic leukocytosis
basophilic leukopenia
basophilic substance
basophilism
basophilocyte
basophils
basoplasm
basosquamous carcinoma
basotemporal
basqued
basques
basquine
basquines

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