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 (bā′sə-fĭl, -zə-) also ba·so·phile (-fīl′, -fĭl)
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.


(ˈbeɪsəfɪl) or


(Biology) (of cells or cell contents) easily stained by basic dyes
(Biology) a basophil cell, esp a leucocyte
[C19: from Greek; see base1 + -phile]


(ˈbeɪ sə fɪl)

also ba•so•phile

(-ˌfaɪl, -fɪl)

1. a basophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance.
2. a white blood cell having a two-lobed nucleus and basophilic granules in its cytoplasm.
[1885–90; bas (ic dye) + -o- + -phil]


A type of white blood cell readily stained by basic dyes.
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Noun1.basophil - 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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Wherein said (Bent, 2002) the lengthy periods of hard training may lead to weakness in the immune variables such as Basophils cells and levels of immune globulin in the mucus and focus plasma, On the contrary, the moderate training may not have an effect on these variables, or be catalyst impact.
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