from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A type of white blood cell found in vertebrate blood, containing cytoplasmic granules that are easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
- n. A microorganism, cell, or histological element easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
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- n. A white blood cell responsible for combating infection by parasites in the body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having affinity for eosin: in bacteriology applied to the bodies which are readily stained by eosin or other acid aniline dyes.
- n. A leucocyte which stains only with the acid dyes, such as eosin. Also called acidophil and oxyphil.
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- n. a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
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The granules stain deeply with eosin, and the cells are therefore often termed eosinophil corpuscles.
"Actually doctor, you don't need to go into too much detail, just spell 'eosinophil' for me if you would."
A white blood cell called an eosinophil (ee-oh-sin-oh-fill) is one of the types of cells behind an allergic reaction.
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.
High eosinophil counts could also be caused by a variety of other illnesses such as cancer, parasitic infections, and autoimmune diseases.
He has a high eosinophil count, which would go along with a parasitic infection.
The other boys had high eosinophil counts as well.
This is usually about the same size as the eosinophil cell, and, when at rest, is spherical in shape and contains a single round or oval nucleus.
Irrespective of its source (milk or neutrophil derived), LTF inhibits eotaxin-stimulated eosinophil migration with no effects on eosinophil viability.
Thus, through its ability to inhibit eosinophil migration, LTF has potential as an effective therapeutic in the control of eosinophil infiltration in atopic inflammatory conditions.