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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The affinity of cellular structures for basic dyes, such as methylene blue.
  • n. An increase in the number of basophils in the circulating blood.
  • n. An abnormal stippling of red blood cells with basic staining granules.

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  • n. The condition of being basophilic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition in which many leucocytes taking only basic stains are present.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the tendency of cells to stain with basic dyes

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