eo·​sin·​o·​phil·​ic | \ ˌē-ə-ˌsi-nə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce eosinophilic (audio) \

Definition of eosinophilic

1 : staining readily with eosin
2 : of, relating to, or characterized by eosinophilia

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Sam contracted eosinophilic meningo-encephalitis, from which many people recover — and, initially at least, Sam seemed to be rallying. Fox News, "Teen left severely disabled after swallowing slug looks to family, friends for support," 2 Apr. 2018 Maddox has eosinophilic esophagitis, which causes inflammation of the esophagus. Jeff Otterbein, courant.com, "On The Fly: Yard Goats' Season Winds Down As UConn Football Winds Up," 24 Aug. 2017 However, those who do experience symptoms may develop eosinophilic meningitis and can suffer from headache, stiff neck, tingling or painful feelings in the skin, low-grade fever, nausea and vomiting. Fox News, "'Alarming' rat lungworm parasite spreading through Florida, researchers warn," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of eosinophilic

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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eo·​sin·​o·​phil·​ic | \ -ˌsin-ə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce eosinophilic (audio) \

Medical Definition of eosinophilic

1 : staining readily with eosin
2 : of, relating to, or characterized by eosinophilia

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