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.
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- n. the tendency of cells to stain with basic dyes
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If there were a medical condition defined as excessive attachment to baseball -- perhaps the word basophilia will do -- then the City of Brotherly Love could be said to suffer from an advanced case.
_ -- Polychromasia and punctate basophilia of _red cells_ are very commonly observed -- nucleated red cells are also frequent.
PYKNOSIS Nuclear shrinkage and increased basophilia
"Hmm's," "Oh's," and "Ah's" while examining the tension-wracked subject, and by their ponderous Greek and Latin terminology: ankyloglossia: to put one's foot (up to the ankle) in one's mouth. arthritis: excessive devotion to a legendary English king. ballism: excessive venery. basophilia carpitis: degenerate predilection for certain type fish. bathophobia: childhood aversion to shower. beri-beri: a most grave disease. bigeminy: expression favored by rural physicians; of.