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eosinophilia

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noun eo·sin·o·phil·ia \-ˌsi-nə-ˈfi-lē-ə\

Definition of eosinophilia

  1. :  abnormal increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood that is characteristic of allergic states and various parasitic infections



Origin of eosinophilia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1900


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eosinophilia

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noun eo·sin·o·phil·ia \-ˌsin-ə-ˈfil-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of eosinophilia

  1. :  abnormal increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood that is characteristic of allergic states and various parasitic infections—called also acidophilia




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