Definition of basophilic in English:


Line breaks: baso|phil¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌbeɪsə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪk


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