eosinophilic

adjective

eo·​sin·​o·​phil·​ic ˌē-ə-ˌsi-nə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce eosinophilic (audio)
1
: staining readily with eosin
2
: of, relating to, or characterized by eosinophilia

Examples of eosinophilic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most common diagnosis from infection is eosinophilic meningoencephalitis, in which the brain and spinal cord and the meninges membranes surrounding the two becomes enormously inflamed due to the larva activating a type of white blood cell known as an eosinophil. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 29 Mar. 2012 For one Mayo Clinic study published earlier this year, scientists induced eosinophilic inflammation in the esophagi of mice merely by giving them drinking water with a small amount of detergent in it. Moises Velasquez-Manoff, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2023 In certain cases, though, the worm can cause a rare condition called eosinophilic meningitis that can lead to death, according to a 2021 study in the journal Research in Veterinary Science. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Sep. 2023 In rare cases, children may go on to develop a fifth allergy, called eosinophilic esophagitis, by 35 months old. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 25 July 2023 Beyond property damage, the massive snails can also carry rat lungworm, a parasite that causes eosinophilic meningitis in humans and livestock. Averi Kremposky, Peoplemag, 21 June 2023 There are also rare cases of A. caninum causing severe gastrointestinal symptoms in humans, Hawdon says, a condition called eosinophilic enteritis. Bradley Van Paridon, Scientific American, 1 June 2023 The amorphous eosinophilic material represents filler material. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 16 Aug. 2013 One of the late-stage candidates – Etrasimod – is used to treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis, and its potential peak sales are estimated to top $2.5 billion. Trefis Team, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of eosinophilic was in 1898

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“Eosinophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eosinophilic. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

eosinophilic

adjective
eo·​sin·​o·​phil·​ic -ˌsin-ə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce eosinophilic (audio)
1
: staining readily with eosin
2
: of, relating to, or characterized by eosinophilia
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