basophil

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Etymology[edit]

From baso- +‎ -phil.

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Noun[edit]

basophil (plural basophils)

  1. (cytology) Any cell that has granules stained by basic stains.
    1. (cytology, immunology) A white blood cell responsible for inflammatory reactions during immune response.
    2. One of the endocrine basophilic cells of the adenohypophysis, including gonadotrophs and thyrotrophs.

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  • (endocrine acidophilic cell of the adenohypophysis): beta cell

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