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Eosinophils

Synonym(s)

  • acidophilic leukocyte
  • eosinocyte
  • eosinophilic granulocyte

Definition(s)

Granular leukocytes with a nucleus that usually has two lobes connected by a slender thread of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing coarse, round granules that are uniform in size and stainable by eosin.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A white blood cell or other granulocyte with cytoplasmic inclusions readily stained by eosin.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 17, 2014