eosinophilia

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noun eo·sin·o·phil·ia \ ˌē-ə-ˌsi-nə-ˈfi-lē-ə \

Definition of eosinophilia

:abnormal increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood that is characteristic of allergic states and various parasitic infections

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New Latin


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eosinophilia

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noun eo·sin·o·phil·ia \ -ˌsin-ə-ˈfil-ē-ə \

medical Definition of eosinophilia

:abnormal increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood that is characteristic of allergic states and various parasitic infections called also acidophilia

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