eosinophilic

adjective
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

Examples of eosinophilic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, he was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 3 Feb. 2022 In mid-December, Palmater offered an update, revealing that she was diagnosed with a rare condition called eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 27 Dec. 2021 And Phase 2 studies are ongoing in eosinophilic esophagitis, which can damage the throat and lead to difficulty swallowing, and alopecia areata, which causes hair loss in clumps. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Dec. 2021 At the top of his new list was a rare disease formerly called Churg-Strauss syndrome, now known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). New York Times, 10 Nov. 2021 Hale specifically wants the public to know about a subtype, eosinophilic asthma, and a simple blood test that can guide people in the right direction. Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Larson herself had contracted a host of illnesses—dengue fever, hepatitis E, amoebiasis, giardiasis, eosinophilic meningitis, and cerebral malaria—and wanted to move closer to her father. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, 12 June 2021 But Nelson said her doctors explained that vaping can also cause acute eosinophilic pneumonia. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, 3 Sep. 2019 What Dental Experts Have to Say After running various tests, doctors diagnosed Nelson with acute eosinophilic pneumonia, a rare lung illness. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, 3 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of eosinophilic

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Eosinophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eosinophilic. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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eosinophilic

adjective
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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