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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being basophilic

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

  • noun the tendency of cells to stain with basic dyes

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