Definition of basophilic in English:

basophilic

adjective

Physiology
  • (of a cell or its contents) readily stained with basic dyes.

    • ‘The cytoplasm is granular and basophilic with Romanowsky stains.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘The cytoplasm remains basophilic and stains blue.’
    • ‘The matrix or ground substance of cartilage is strongly basophilic and stains metachromatically with toluidine blue and other similar basic dyes.’

Pronunciation:

basophilic

/ˌbāsəˈfilik/