basophilic

basophilic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary base + -o- + -philic Date: circa 1894 staining readily with basic stains

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  • Basophilic — is a technical term used by histologists. It describes the microscopic appearance of cells and tissues, as seen down the microscope, after a histological section has been stained with a basic dye. The most common such dye is… …   Wikipedia

  • basophilic — /bay seuh fil ik/, adj. Biol. having an affinity for basic stains. Also, basophilous /bay sof euh leuhs/, basophil, basophile. [1890 95; BASOPHIL + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • basophilic — adjective Describing biological tissue that stains readily with basic dyes …   Wiktionary

  • basophilic — Denoting tissue components having an affinity for basic dyes. SYN: basophil (2), basophile. * * * ba·so·phil·ic fil ik also ba·so·phil bā sə .fil, zə or ba·so·phile .fīl adj staining readily with or being a basic stain * * * adj. readily… …   Medical dictionary

  • basophilic — adj. having an affinity for basic stains (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • basophilic — [ˌbeɪsə(ʊ) fɪlɪk] adjective Physiology (of a cell or its contents) readily stained with basic dyes …   English new terms dictionary

  • basophilic — ba·so·phil·ic …   English syllables

  • basophilic — adj.; see basophil …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • basophilic — ba•so•phil•ic [[t]ˌbeɪ səˈfɪl ɪk[/t]] also ba•soph•i•lous [[t]beɪˈsɒf ə ləs[/t]] adj. lab (of a cell, cytoplasm, etc.) having an affinity for basic stains • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • basophilic — adjective staining readily with basic dyes (Freq. 2) • Pertains to noun: ↑basophilia • Derivationally related forms: ↑basophilia • Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science …   Useful english dictionary

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