iodinophil


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i·o·do·phil·i·a

(ī-ō'dō-fil'ē-ă),
An affinity for iodine, as manifested by some leukocytes in certain conditions. When treated with a solution of iodine and potassium iodide, normal polymorphonuclear leukocytes stain a fairly bright yellow; in certain pathologic conditions the polymorphonuclear leukocytes frequently stain diffusely brown or yellow-brown; the reaction may be intracellular (as described) or extracellular, affecting the particles in the immediate vicinity of the leukocytes.
[iodine + G. phileō, to love]

i·o·din·o·phil

, iodinophile (ī'ŏ-din'ō-fil, -fīl)
1. Staining readily with iodine.
Synonym(s): iodinophilous.
2. Any histologic element that stains readily with iodine.
[iodine + G. philos, fond]
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