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adjective Histology.
  1. having an affinity for eosin and other acid dyes; acidophilic.
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Also e·o·si·noph·i·lous [ee-uh-si-nof-uh-luh s] /ˌi ə sɪˈnɒf ə ləs/, eosinophil.

Origin of eosinophilic

First recorded in 1895–1900; eosinophil + -ic
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Examples from the Web for eosinophilic

Historical Examples

  • Eosinophiles are formed in the bone-marrow from eosinophilic myelocytes.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd

  • 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.