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1. the formation and accumulation of an abnormally large number of eosinophils in the blood; see also hypereosinophilia. Called also eosinophilic leukocytosis.
2. the condition of being readily stained with eosin. adj., adj eosinophil´ic.
tropical eosinophilia (tropical pulmonary eosinophilia) a subacute or chronic form of occult filariasis, usually involving Brugia malayi or Wuchereria bancrofti , occurring in the tropics. It is characterized by episodic nocturnal wheezing and coughing, strikingly elevated eosinophilia, and diffuse reticulonodular infiltrations of the lung. Sometimes the lymph nodes and spleen are greatly enlarged.
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a form of relative leukocytosis in which the greatest proportionate increase is in the eosinophils.
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An increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood.
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eosinophiliaEosinophilic leukocytosis Hematology An absolute eosinophil count of > 500/mm3
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e·o·sin·o·phil·ic leu·ko·cy·to·sis(ē'ō-sin-ō-fil'ik lū'kō-sī-tō'sis)
A form of relative leukocytosis in which the greatest proportionate increase is in the eosinophils.
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eosinophiliaAn increase in the number of EOSINOPHIL cells in the blood or in the lungs (pulmonary eosinophilia). Eosinophilia is characteristic of worm infestation, reactions to certain drugs and allergic conditions.
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An abnormal increase in the number of a specific type of white blood cell. Eosinophilia is a characteristic of all types of roundworm infections.
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