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 (bā′sə-fĭl′ĭk, -zə-)
1. Easily stained with basic dyes. Used of a cell or cell structure.
2. Of or relating to basophils.


(ˌbeɪ səˈfɪl ɪk)

also ba•soph•i•lous

(beɪˈsɒf ə ləs)

(of a cell, cytoplasm, etc.) having an affinity for basic stains.
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Adj.1.basophilic - staining readily with basic dyes
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In addition, lymphocytes with abundant basophilic cytoplasm containing small vacuoles are few but should be present in cases with leukemic involvement (9,10) (Figure 1, B).
Histopathologic examination of the nodular masses in the lungs revealed variably sized granulomas composed of large macrophages with abundant, grainy, basophilic cytoplasm, which contained numerous acid-fast bacilli (Figs 6 and 7).
This theory dates back to 1969, when Schuknecht reported autopsy findings of basophilic deposits on the cupula in subjects who had had a history of BPPV.
Basophilic secretory cells contained extensive rough endoplasmic reticulum and numerous Golgi bodies; their ultrastructure did not differ among species (Fig.
Peripheral smear and bone marrow aspirate showed a predominant population (90%) of medium-sized cells with moderate amount of light basophilic agranular cytoplasm with occasional cytoplasmic blebs, and slightly eccentric nucleus with relatively regular nuclear margins, less condensed chromatin and a single centrally placed nucleolus (Figure 1).
7% (1 L) in visceral mass Pathology of unknown etiology Basophilic inclusions 14% (4 L, 3 M) 3.
In several birds within the macrophages, there were vacuoles that contained basophilic small coccobacilli organisms that were about 0.
The intermediate cells frequently predominate; their appearance ranges from small basal cells with scanty basophilic cytoplasm to larger and more oval cells with more abundant pale eosinophilic cytoplasm that appears to merge into epidermoid or mucous cells.
The stroma surrounding these tumor cells contained a basophilic mucoid matrix.
The oogonia had one large basophilic nucleus and light basophilic cytoplasm and developed into the previtellogenic oocytes (Fig.
The histologic diagnosis of pituitary adenomas classifies tumors as acidophilic, basophilic, and chromophobic using conventional stains; acidophilic adenomas were said to be associated with acromegaly or gigantism, basophilic adenomas were thought to be the cause of Cushing disease, and chromophobic tumors were considered to be nonfunctioning from the endocrine perspective.
The buffy-coat smear performed 4 days after illness onset showed basophilic intracytoplasmic inclusions inside vacuoles of lymphocytes and monocytes, with typical features of morulae reported for human monocytic ehrlichiosis (Figure).