- having an affinity for eosin and other acid dyes; acidophilic.
Also e·o·si·noph·i·lous [ee-uh-si-nof-uh-luh s] /ˌi ə sɪˈnɒf ə ləs/, eosinophil.
Origin of eosinophilic
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Eosinophiles are formed in the bone-marrow from eosinophilic myelocytes.
For eosinophilic cells, some method which includes eosin must be used.
Most characteristic is the presence of Curschmann's spirals, Charcot-Leyden crystals, and eosinophilic leukocytes.
Certain structures take up only acid dyes, and are called acidophilic, oxyphilic, or eosinophilic.
Nuclei, basophilic granules, and all blood parasites are blue; erythrocytes are red or pink; eosinophilic granules, bright red.