eosinophilia

noun
eo·​sin·​o·​phil·​ia | \ ˌē-ə-ˌsi-nə-ˈfi-lē-ə How to pronounce eosinophilia (audio) \

Definition of eosinophilia

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

Examples of eosinophilia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blood tests indicated that these cases had eosinophilia cells in their blood, a disease-fighting blood cell that is a common sign of parasitic infection. Daniella Emanuel, CNN, 7 July 2017

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First Known Use of eosinophilia

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eosinophilia

New Latin

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“Eosinophilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eosinophilia. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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eosinophilia

noun
eo·​sin·​o·​phil·​ia | \ -ˌsin-ə-ˈfil-ē-ə How to pronounce eosinophilia (audio) \

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

More from Merriam-Webster on eosinophilia

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about eosinophilia

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