Definition of Basophilia

1. Noun. The tendency of cells to stain with basic dyes. "Cytoplasmic basophilia"

Generic synonyms: Stainability
Derivative terms: Basophilic



Definition of Basophilia

1. Noun. The condition of being basophilic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Basophilia

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Basophilia

1. 1. Having an affinity for basic dyes. 2. Condition in which there is an excess of basophils in the blood. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Basophilia

basometachromophil
basommatophora
bason
basons
basonym
basonyms
basopenia
basophil
basophil adenoma
basophil cell of anterior lobe of hypophysis
basophil degranulation test
basophil granule
basophil substance
basophile
basophiles
basophilia (current term)
basophilias
basophilic
basophilic degeneration
basophilic leukaemia
basophilic leukocyte
basophilic leukocytosis
basophilic leukopenia
basophilic substance
basophilism
basophilocyte
basophils
basoplasm
basosquamous carcinoma
basotemporal

Literary usage of Basophilia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of Occupation and Vocational Hygiene by George Martin Kober, William Clinton Hanson (1916)
"anaemia in no way associated with lead poisoning, basophilia is not entitled to this ... When present, basophilia is an important aid in the diagnosis, ..."

2. The Clinical pathology of the blood of domesticated animals by Samuel Howard Burnett (1917)
"basophilia The greatest numbers of mast cells recorded have been found in mixed celled leukemia. Individual cases of increased mast cells have been reported ..."

3. Lead Poisoning: From the Industrial, Medical, and Social Points of View by Thomas Oliver, Great Britain Home Office (1914)
"In a large number of patients, therefore, in whom one would expect to find the earliest signs of lead poisoning basophilia is absent. It is hardly true, ..."

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