Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

basophilic

play
adjective ba·so·phil·ic \-ˈfi-lik\

Definition of basophilic

  1. :  staining readily with basic stains



Origin and Etymology of basophilic

International Scientific Vocabulary base + -o- + -philic


First Known Use: circa 1894


Medical Dictionary

basophilic

play
adjective ba·so·phil·ic \-ˈfil-ik\

Medical Definition of basophilic

  1. :  staining readily with or being a basic stain



Variants of basophilic

also

basophil

\ˈbā-sə-ˌfil, -zə-\play or

basophile

\-ˌfīl\play

Learn More about basophilic

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of basophilic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up basophilic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize in a loud and angry way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

philistine melancholy lazy frenetic
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ