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1. Easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes. Used of a cell or cell structure.
2. Of or relating to eosinophils.


(ˌi əˌsɪn əˈfɪl ɪk)

also e•o•si•noph•i•lous

(-sɪˈnɒf ə ləs)


having an affinity for eosin and other acid dyes; acidophilic.
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Adj.1.eosinophilic - of or relating to eosinophil


a. eosinófilo-a, que tiene afinidad con o por la eosina.
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Hemorrhagic necrotizing eosinophilic meningoencephalitis associated with large numbers of intact larvae has been described in patients with fatal cases (1,4), and all but 1 patient who survived (9) were left with severe neurologic deficits (1,4-6).
Because of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis, thorough analyses were conducted for immunologic and infectious etiologies.
To the Editor: The nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lung worm), a zoonotic parasite that can accidentally infect humans and cause eosinophilic meningoencephalitis, has the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) as one of its most frequent definitive vertebrate hosts (1).

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