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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.
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(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
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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Oogonia are cells characterized by one basophilic nucleolus; dispersed chromatin, extremely narrow and weakly basophilic cytoplasm (Fig.
The liver was characterized by the presence of a few schizonts in hepatocytes and endothelial cells and a very large number of macrophages filled by characteristically shaped basophilic merozoites contained in parasitophorous vacuoles, a typical invagination of the cytoplasmic membrane of host cells that surround the parasites.
Caption: Anaplasma phagocytophilum cultured in human promyelocytic cells, showing morulae as basophilic and intracytoplasmic inclusions (arrows).
Leishman stained smears revealed sheets, clusters and singly scattered pleomorphic tumour cells with moderate amount of basophilic cytoplasm, round to oval hyperchromatic nucleus and few showing prominent nucleoli; along with bi-nucleated forms of tumour cells in a background of numerous lymphocytes and haemorrhage.
Compared with a Barr body, which appears as a drumstick-shaped appendage of a nuclear lobe, (4) a Howell-Jolly body-like inclusion appears as a completely detached and densely basophilic inclusion in the cytoplasm of neutrophils.
Some publication indicated that chromophobe cells were undifferentiated to reserve for transforming into acidophilic cell and basophilic cell.
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Histopathology of the lungs showed extensive areas of parenchymal necrosis, containing clear spaces with blastoconidia, composed by a slightly basophilic central cell, ranging from 3 to 10 [micro]m in diameter, surrounded by an unstained capsule.
gigas and Crassostrea rhizophorae (Guilding, 1828) damage has been associated with basophilic RLO in the epithelia of digestive tubules and stomach (Comps et al.
Lymphoid leukemia was observed in about 6 dogs where in the blood picture revealed numerous cells of lymphoid origin characterized by large size, round shape, a big nucleus with numerous nucleoli and clear basophilic cytoplasm (Fig.1).
Focal microcystic spaces with basophilic material resembling adenoid cystic carcinoma were noted (figure 2, A).
MCs contain numerous basophilic granules, which are composed of 5-serotonin, histamine, heparin and other bioactive substances, and exert great function for animal health and disease prevention.