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eosinophil

 [e″o-sin´o-fil″]
1. a cell or other element readily stainable by eosin.
2. a granular leukocyte with a nucleus that usually has two lobes connected by a thread of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing coarse, round granules of uniform size. Called also eosinophilic leukocyte.

e·o·sin·o·phil·ic leu·ko·cyte

a polymorphonuclear leukocyte characterized by the presence of numerous large or prominent refractile cytoplasmic granules that are fairly uniform in size and bright yellow-red or orange when treated with Wright or similar stains; the nuclei are usually larger than those of neutrophils, do not stain as deeply, and characteristically have two lobes (a third lobe is sometimes interposed on the connecting strand of chromatin); these leukocytes are motile phagocytes with distinctive antiparasitic functions; they also phagocytose antigen-antibody complexes.

eosinophil

(ē′ə-sĭn′ə-fĭl′) also

eosinophile

(-fīl′)
n.
1. A type of white blood cell found in vertebrate blood, containing cytoplasmic granules that are easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
2. A microorganism, cell, or histological element easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.

e′o·sin′o·phil′, e′o·sin′o·phil′ic adj.

e·o·sin·o·phil·ic leu·ko·cyte

(ē'ō-sin-ō-fil'ik lū'kŏ-sīt)
A polymorphonuclear white blood cell characterized by prominent cytoplasmic granules that are bright yellow-red or orange when treated with Wright stain; the nuclei are usually larger than those of neutrophils and characteristically have two lobes; these leukocytes are motile phagocytes with distinctive antiparasitic functions.
Synonym(s): eosinophil, eosinophile, oxyphil (2) , oxyphile, oxyphilic leukocyte.

eosinophil

A kind of white blood cell (leukocyte) containing granules of toxic proteins that readily stain with EOSIN. As in the cases of other classes of white cell (e.g. basophil, neutrophil) this is an adjective that has become a noun.

Eosinophil

A type of white blood cell containing granules that can be stained by eosin (a chemical that produces a red stain).
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