iodophilia


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iodophilia

 [i″o-do-fil´e-ah]
a reaction shown by leukocytes in certain pathologic conditions, as in toxemia and severe anemia, in which the polymorphonuclears show diffuse brownish coloration when treated with iodine or iodides.

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]

iodophilia

/io·do·phil·ia/ (i-o″do-fil´e-ah) a reaction shown by leukocytes in certain pathologic conditions, as in toxemia and severe anemia, in which the polymorphonuclears show diffuse brownish coloration when treated with iodine or iodides.

io·do·phil·i·a

(ī-ō'dō-fil'ē-ă)
An affinity for iodine, as manifested by some leukocytes in certain conditions.
[iodine + G. phileō, to love]

iodophilia

a reaction shown by leukocytes in certain pathological conditions, as in toxemia and severe anemia, in which the polymorphonuclears show diffuse brownish coloration when treated with iodine or iodides.