basophilia

noun ba·so·phil·ia \ ˌbā-sə-ˈfi-lē-ə , -zə- \

Definition of basophilia

1 : tendency to stain with basic dyes
2 : an abnormal condition in which some tissue element has increased basophilia

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basophilia

noun ba·so·phil·ia \ ˌbā-sə-ˈfil-ē-ə , -zə- \

medical Definition of basophilia

1 : tendency to stain with basic dyes
2 : an abnormal condition in which some tissue element has increased basophilia

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