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Definition of "basophil" [basophil]

  • A cell, especially a white blood cell, having granules that stain readily with basic dyes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "basophil" in a sentence
  • "Hyperimmune responses, either at the initial immunisation challenge or in the amplification of immune response, can be observed in cellular mechanisms such as basophil degranulation, or at a molecular level, with changes in the levels of messengers such as leukotrienes; reduction of the intensity of these mechanisms are described in terms of molecular pharmacology, such as selective or nonselective inhibition of lipoxygenases."
  • ""Human basophil degranulation triggered by very dilute antiserum against IgE"."
  • "Inhibition of human basophil degranulation by successive histamine dilutions: results of a European multi-centre trial."