basophile


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ba·so·phil

 (bā′sə-fĭl, -zə-) also ba·so·phile (-fīl′, -fĭl)
n.
A white blood cell that when activated releases histamine and other substances that are involved in allergic reactions. Basophils are found chiefly in the blood and sites of inflammation and have cytoplasmic granules that are stained with basic dyes.
adj.
Basophilic.

basophile

a cell or tissue that stains easily. — basophilic, basophilous, adj.
See also: Cells
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Noun1.basophile - a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
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
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Finding of present study indicated that that the progressive aerobic exercise caused significant increase inlocosyte, lymphosyt, monocyte, notrophile, basophile and eosonophile in athletes but showed no significant alteration in HS-CRP.
But it has appeared that histamine can oppress the degranulation of mast cells and basophiles, and also suppress the production of proteins by the mononuclear phagocytes of the complement system.