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basophilia

 [ba″so-fil´e-ah]
1. abnormal increase of basophils in the blood, seen in myxedema, hypothyroid conditions, ulcerative colitis, certain types of anemia, and other conditions. Called also basophilic leukocytosis.
2. the reaction of immature erythrocytes to basic dyes, so that they become blue or gray in color; stippling appears in lead poisoning.
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ba·so·phil·i·a

(bā'sō-fil'ē-ă),
1. A condition in which there are more than the usual number of basophilic leukocytes in the circulating blood (basophilic leukocytosis) or an increase in the proportion of parenchymatous basophilic cells in an organ (in the bone marrow, basophilic hyperplasia).
2. A condition in which basophilic erythrocytes are found in circulating blood, as in certain instances of leukemia, advanced anemia, malaria, and plumbism. Synonym(s): Grawitz basophilia
3. The reaction of immature erythrocytes to basic dyes whereby the cells appear blue or contain bluish granules.
4. Beta adenohypophysis.
Synonym(s): basophilism
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basophilia

(bā′sə-fĭl′ē-ə, -zə-)
n.
1. The affinity of cellular structures for basic dyes, such as methylene blue.
2. An increase in the number of basophils in the circulating blood.
3. An abnormal stippling of red blood cells with basic staining granules.
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basophilia

Haematology
Basophilic leukocytosis
An increase in basophilic granulocytes in the peripheral blood.

Pathology
Having an affinity for basic dyes.
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basophilia

Basophilic leukocytosis Hematology An absolute basophil count of > 100/mm3
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ba·so·phil·i·a

(bā'sō-fil'ē-ă)
1. A condition in which there are more than the usual number of basophilic leukocytes in the circulating blood (basophilic leukocytosis) or an increase in the proportion of parenchymatous basophilic cells in an organ (in the bone marrow, basophilic hyperplasia).
2. A condition in which basophilic erythrocytes are found in circulating blood, as in certain instances of leukemia, advanced anemia, malaria, and lead poisoning.
3. The reaction of immature erythrocytes to basic dyes whereby the cells appear blue or contain bluish granules.
Synonym(s): basophilism.
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basophilia

A rise in the proportion of BASOPHIL white cells in the blood. Punctate basophilia is a disorder of young red cells which show several deep blue dots on Romanowsky staining. This is a feature of any severe ANAEMIA but especially of BETA-THALASSAEMIA and lead poisoning.
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Grawitz,

Paul, German pathologist, 1850-1932.
Grawitz basophilia - a condition in which basophilic erythrocytes are found in circulating blood, as in certain instances of leukemia, advanced anemia, malaria, and plumbism. Synonym(s): basophilia
Grawitz tumor - obsolete term for renal adenocarcinoma.
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ba·so·phil·i·a

(bā'sō-fil'ē-ă)
A condition in which there are more than the usual number of basophilic leukocytes in the circulating blood (basophilic leukocytosis) or an increase in the proportion of parenchymatous basophilic cells in an organ (in the bone marrow, basophilic hyperplasia).
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