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.

    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."

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    V. Angiology. 2. The Blood

  • Irrespective of its source (milk or neutrophil derived), LTF inhibits eotaxin-stimulated eosinophil migration with no effects on eosinophil viability.

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  • 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.

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