One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A tendency to stain readily with a basic dye.
- ‘Staining with basophilic dyes such as toluidine blue (or methylene blue) is known as basophilia.’
- ‘Affinity for such dyes, is called basophilia.’
- ‘This is illustrated by the search for basophilia, using the cationic dye toluidine blue, and the notion of metachromasia.’
- ‘The hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections demonstrated spherical organisms of varying size with central basophilia located within the necrotic granuloma (Figure, A).’
- ‘Hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections showed circular rings of light basophilia in many fibers.’
2A condition of the blood marked by the formation and accumulation of an excess of basophil cells.
- ‘One patient showed a typical blood picture for CML transformation, with leukocytosis, neutrophilic left shift with increased blasts, and basophilia.’
- ‘Complete blood count at diagnosis revealed a total leukocyte count of 50 000 / L, with 94% neutrophils and without a middle bulge or basophilia, which is consistent with a leukemoid reaction.’
- ‘Causes of basophilia, some of uncertain origin, are listed in Table 3.’
- ‘At 10 months of therapy, he was found to have mild leukocytosis with basophilia and circulating blasts in the blood examination.’
- ‘Blood findings during blast transformation were heterogeneous, including normal blood morphologic findings in 1 patient, leukocytosis with circulating blasts and basophilia in 1, and marked pancytopenia in 1.’
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