Definition of basophilic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbeɪsə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪk/


(Of a cell or its contents) readily stained with basic dyes.
Example sentences
  • The cytoplasm remains basophilic and stains blue.
  • The cytoplasm is granular and basophilic with Romanowsky stains.
  • The matrix or ground substance of cartilage is strongly basophilic and stains metachromatically with toluidine blue and other similar basic dyes.
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