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1A tendency to stain readily with a basic dye.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Staining with basophilic dyes such as toluidine blue (or methylene blue) is known as basophilia.’
- ‘Hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections showed circular rings of light basophilia in many fibers.’
- ‘The hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections demonstrated spherical organisms of varying size with central basophilia located within the necrotic granuloma (Figure, A).’
2A condition of the blood marked by the formation and accumulation of an excess of basophil cells.
- ‘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.’
- ‘At 10 months of therapy, he was found to have mild leukocytosis with basophilia and circulating blasts in the blood examination.’
- ‘Causes of basophilia, some of uncertain origin, are listed in Table 3.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘One patient showed a typical blood picture for CML transformation, with leukocytosis, neutrophilic left shift with increased blasts, and basophilia.’
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