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(of a cell or its contents) readily stained with basic dyes.
- ‘The cytoplasm is granular and basophilic with Romanowsky stains.’
- ‘The matrix or ground substance of cartilage is strongly basophilic and stains metachromatically with toluidine blue and other similar basic dyes.’
- ‘The cytoplasm remains basophilic and stains blue.’
- ‘Cytoplasm was abundant and intensely basophilic with Giemsa stain.’
- ‘Toluidine blue is a basophilic dye, implying that it stains acid compounds (such as DNA and RNA and acid mucopolysaccharides).’
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