One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An acidophilic white blood cell.
- ‘Many of the chromophobes may be acidophils or basophils that have degranulated and thereby are depleted of hormone.’
- ‘The cytoplasm of acidophils stain bright red, basophils deep blue, and chromophobes gray.’
- ‘Ehrlich had made a clear distinction between acidophil and basophil leukocytes.’
- ‘No definite correlation was found between the number of acidophil bodies and grade or stage in this sample.’
- ‘At high power, chromophils can be seen to consist of acidophils and basophils, based on stain affinity in optimal sections with hematoxylin and eosin.’
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