[ee-uh-sin-uh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh]

noun Medicine/Medical.

the presence of an abnormally increased number of eosinophils in the blood.

Origin of eosinophilia

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at eosinophil, -ia
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Examples from the Web for eosinophilia

Historical Examples of eosinophilia

  • Eosinophilia may be a symptom of infection by any of the worms.

  • By eosinophilia we understand an increase only of the polynuclear eosinophil cells in the blood.

  • Post-febrile form of eosinophilia (after the termination of various infectious diseases).

  • From this point of view experiments and clinical observations known up to the present on eosinophilia may be readily explained.

  • One expression of these distant actions is, as Leichtenstern insists, the eosinophilia of the blood.

British Dictionary definitions for eosinophilia



the presence of abnormally large numbers of eosinophils in the blood, occurring in various diseases and in response to certain drugs
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eosinophilia in Medicine




An increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood.eosinophilic leukocytosis
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