Definition of Basophils

1. Noun. (plural of basophil) ¹

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Definition of Basophils

1. basophil [n] - See also: basophil

Medical Definition of Basophils

1. Granular leukocytes characterised by a relatively pale-staining, lobate nucleus and cytoplasm containing coarse dark-staining granules of variable size and stainable by basic dyes. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basophils

basophil granule
basophil substance
basophilic degeneration
basophilic leukaemia
basophilic leukocyte
basophilic leukocytosis
basophilic leukopenia
basophilic substance
basophils (current term)
basosquamous carcinoma

Literary usage of Basophils

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1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"The basophils showed a slight tendency to vacuolization. In the intermediate areas chromophobe cells are more numerous. Many of these, however, ..."

2. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1922)
"Maximow has observed basophils in bone marrow and has described basophilic myelocytes and ... Sabin states that basophils possess the power of locomotion. ..."

3. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"... 5%; with 5 or 6 nuclei, 3.9%; eosinophils, 5.5% ; basophils, about 1%. ... of eosinophils from 0.2% to 13%; and basophils from 0.1% to 3%. ..."

4. Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"basophils play a special role in allergic reactions. • Lymphocytes are found in the blood as ... As a group, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils may ..."

5. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Recently both human mast cells and basophils have been shown to support B lymphocyte IgE synthesis through a combination of IL-4 release and CD40 engagement ..."

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