[n] - a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
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Basophil: A type of leukocyte (white blood cell) with coarse bluish-black granules of uniform size within the cytoplasm and typically a bilobate (two-lobed) nucleus. Basophils are so named because their cytoplasmic granules stain with basic dyes. Basophils normally constitute 0.5 to 3% of the periph...
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Mammalian granulocyte with large heterochromatic basophilic granules that contain histamine bound to a protein and heparin-like mucopolysaccharide matrix. They are not phagocytic. Very similar to mast cells though it is not clear whether they have common lineage.
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<haematology> Mammalian granulocyte with large heterochromatic basophilic granules that contain histamine bound to a protein and heparin like mucopolysaccharide matrix. They are not phagocytic. Very similar to mast cells though it is not clear whether they have common lineage. ... (18 Nov 1997...
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basophile noun a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
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(ba´so-fil) any structure, cell, or histologic element staining readily with basic dyes. a granular leukocyte with an irregularly shaped, pale-staining nucleus that is partially constricted into two lobes, and with cytoplasm containing coarse bluish-black granules of variable size; about 1 per cent...
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