basophil

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noun ba·so·phil \ˈbā-sə-ˌfil, -zə-\
variants: or less commonly

basophile

play \-ˌfī(-ə)l\

Definition of basophil

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

Origin and Etymology of basophil

noun derivative of basophil, basophile “basophilic,” borrowed from German basophil, from Base 1base or basisch 1basic + -o- -o- + -phil 2-phil


First Known Use: circa 1890


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basophil

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noun ba·so·phil \ˈbā-sə-ˌfil, -zə-\
variants: also

basophile

\-ˌfīl\play

Medical Definition of basophil

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


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