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eosinophil

adjective eo·sin·o·phil \ ˌē-ə-ˈsi-nə-ˌfil \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of eosinophil

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circa 1882

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eosinophil

noun

Definition of eosinophil

: a granulocyte readily stained by eosin that is present at sites of allergic reactions and parasitic infections

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circa 1900

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eosinophil

adjective eo·sin·o·phil \ ˌē-ə-ˈsin-ə-ˌfil \
variants: also eosinophile play \-ˌfīl\

medical Definition of eosinophil


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eosinophil

noun
variants: also eosinophile

medical Definition of eosinophil

: a white blood cell or other granulocyte with cytoplasmic inclusions readily stained by eosin

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