basophil

noun ba·so·phil \ ˈbā-sə-ˌfil , -zə- \
variants: or less commonly basophile play \-ˌfī(-ə)l\
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

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

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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


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basophil

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

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

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