basophilic

adjective

ba·​so·​phil·​ic ˌbā-sə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce basophilic (audio)
-zə-
: staining readily with basic stains

Word History

Etymology

basophil + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of basophilic was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Basophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basophilic. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

basophilic

adjective

ba·​so·​phil·​ic -ˈfil-ik How to pronounce basophilic (audio)
variants also basophil or basophile
: staining readily with or being a basic stain
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