(Of a cell or its contents) readily stained with basic dyes.
- 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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