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ba·so·phil(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.
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a cell or tissue that stains easily. — basophilic, basophilous, adj.See also: Cells
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|Noun||1.||basophile - a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains|
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