Definitions

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

  • noun A type of white blood cell found in vertebrate blood, containing cytoplasmic granules that are easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
  • noun A microorganism, cell, or histological element easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having affinity for eosin: in bacteriology applied to the bodies which are readily stained by eosin or other acid aniline dyes.
  • noun A leucocyte which stains only with the acid dyes, such as eosin. Also called acidophil and oxyphil.

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

  • noun cytology, immunology A white blood cell responsible for combating infection by parasites in the body.

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

  • noun a leukocyte readily stained with eosin

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Examples

  • The granules stain deeply with eosin, and the cells are therefore often termed eosinophil corpuscles.

    V. Angiology. 2. The Blood

  • "Actually doctor, you don't need to go into too much detail, just spell 'eosinophil' for me if you would."

    Parenting Solved

  • "Actually doctor, you don't need to go into too much detail, just spell 'eosinophil' for me if you would."

    Parenting Solved

  • A white blood cell called an eosinophil (ee-oh-sin-oh-fill) is one of the types of cells behind an allergic reaction.

    About Eosinophilic Disorders

  • I called the ID doc in NYC, but my eosinophil-RA-myco talk was way too altie, as you call it, for him, and so I went back to the second LLMD in upstate NY.

    Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans

  • The other boys had high eosinophil counts as well.

    Bloodstream

  • The other boys had high eosinophil counts as well.

    Bloodstream

  • He has a high eosinophil count, which would go along with a parasitic infection.

    Bloodstream

  • High eosinophil counts could also be caused by a variety of other illnesses such as cancer, parasitic infections, and autoimmune diseases.

    Bloodstream

  • He has a high eosinophil count, which would go along with a parasitic infection.

    Bloodstream

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