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e·o·sin·o·phil

 (ē′ə-sĭn′ə-fĭl′) also e·o·sin·o·phile (-fīl′)
n.
A white blood cell that functions in the immune response by releasing enzymes that can kill parasites and other pathogens. Eosinophils are found chiefly in connective tissue and contain granules that are stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
adj.
Eosinophilic.

eosinophil

(ˌiːəʊˈsɪnəˌfɪl) or

eosinophile

n
(Physiology) a leucocyte with a multilobed nucleus and coarse granular cytoplasm that stains readily with acidic dyes such as eosin
ˌeoˌsinoˈphilic, eosinophilous adj

e•o•sin•o•phil

(ˌi əˈsɪn ə fɪl)

also e•o•sin•o•phile

(-ˌfaɪl)

n.
1. any biological substance that stains when exposed to eosin.
2. a white blood cell that contains eosinophilic granules.
adj.

eosinophil

A type of white blood cell that takes up the red dye eosin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eosinophil - a leukocyte readily stained with eosineosinophil - a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
leucocyte, leukocyte, WBC, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
Translations
eosinofil

e·o·sin·o·phil

, eosinophile
n. eosinófilo, célula granulocítica que acepta fácilmente la acción colorante de la eosina.

eosinophil

n eosinófilo
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