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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
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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The dermis showed a well circumscribed cystic lesion arranged in lobules, comprising of clear cells and basophilic cells.
There were also ganglion-like cells with abundant amphophilic to basophilic cytoplasm (Figure 4).
Calcifications are basophilic in centre surrounding eosinophilic border resembling psammoma bodies.
Small perforating tunnels on the epidermis were filled with keratotic plugs, which were composed of keratin material and degenerated basophilic material.
The tumor cells were oval with pale basophilic nuclei, visible nucleoli, and scant pale eosinophilic cytoplasm, arranged peripherally in a haphazard distribution without palisading.
Myocardium was mildly to moderately discolored, and round to oval unstained basophilic inclusions were also found in the infected chicken.
Histopathology typically shows horn cysts, tumor islands composed of basophilic cells of basaloid appearance arranged in peripheral palisading pattern.
Eosinophilic acellular material in cyst of which texture consisting of basophilic amorphous material were detected on the pathological examination of the specimen taken by fexible bronchoscopy.
9,17) In GPA the necrosis is classically basophilic and contains abundant neutrophils, whereas EGPA shows eosinophilic necrosis with abundant eosinophils.
Basophilic stipplings or punctuate basophilia are denatured RNA fragments dispersed within the cytoplasm.
Nuclei were eccentric, basophilic, and round, with loose chromatin and one or two prominent nucleoli.
Groups of round cells with vacuolated basophilic cytoplasm, chromatin with granular appearance and 1-2 eccentrically located nucleoli (Fig.