from The Century Dictionary.
- Having an affinity for acid dyes.
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The protoplasm is clear, and contains a number of very fine granules, which stain with acid dyes, such as eosin, or with neutral dyes, and are therefore called oxyphil or neutrophil (Fig. 454, P).
These marrow cells proper, or myelocytes, resemble in appearance lymphoid corpuscles, and like them are ameboid; they generally have a hyaline protoplasm, though some show granules either oxyphil or basophil in reaction.
The true nucleoli are oxyphil, i.e., they stain with acid dyes.
Most of the cells are clear, but some, larger in size, contain oxyphil granules.
The condition is also called Hurthle cell carcinoma or sometimes oxyphil cell carcinoma.