Also e·o·sin·o·phile [ee-uh-sin-uh-fahyl] /ˌi əˈsɪn əˌfaɪl/.
Origin of eosinophil
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Eosinophiles are formed in the bone-marrow from eosinophilic myelocytes.
This would explain the rle of the eosinophiles in the black-fly lesion.
Other381 varieties—the eosinophiles, lymphocytes, etc.—are less mobile and have still less marked phagocytic properties.
Very constant also is a marked absolute, and often a relative, increase of eosinophiles and basophiles.
The completeness and rapidity of the breaking down depends on the number of eosinophiles present.
- a leucocyte with a multilobed nucleus and coarse granular cytoplasm that stains readily with acidic dyes such as eosin
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- A type of white blood cell containing cytoplasmic granules that are easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.eosinophilic leukocyte oxyphil oxyphilic leukocyte
- A microorganism, cell, or histological element easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
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