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basophil

noun ba·so·phil \ˈbā-sə-ˌfil, -zə-\

Definition of BASOPHIL

:  a basophilic substance or structure; especially :  a white blood cell containing basophilic granules that is similar in function to a mast cell

Variants of BASOPHIL

ba·so·phil also ba·so·phile \-ˌfī(-ə)l\

First Known Use of BASOPHIL

circa 1890

basophil

noun ba·so·phil \ˈbā-sə-ˌfil, -zə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BASOPHIL

:  a basophilic substance or structure; especially :  a white blood cell with basophilic granules that is similar in function to a mast cell

Variants of BASOPHIL

ba·so·phil or ba·so·phile \-ˌfīl\

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