basophilic

adjective
ba·​so·​phil·​ic | \ ˌbā-sə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce basophilic (audio) , -zə- \

Definition of basophilic

: staining readily with basic stains

First Known Use of basophilic

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for basophilic

basophil + -ic entry 1

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“Basophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basophilic. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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basophilic

adjective
ba·​so·​phil·​ic | \ -ˈfil-ik How to pronounce basophilic (audio) \
variants: also basophil \ ˈbā-​sə-​ˌfil, -​zə-​ How to pronounce basophilic (audio) \ or basophile \ -​ˌfīl How to pronounce basophilic (audio) \

Medical Definition of basophilic

: staining readily with or being a basic stain

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