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eosinophilic Line breaks: eo¦sino|phil¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌiːə(ʊ)ˌsɪnəˈfɪlɪk/

Definition of eosinophilic in English:


1 Physiology (Of a cell or its contents) readily stained by eosin.
Example sentences
  • These ducts were lined either by cylindrical eosinophilic cells or by clear mucinous cells.
  • The nuclei were surrounded by a rim of deeply eosinophilic cytoplasm.
  • There was a moderate amount of lightly eosinophilic cytoplasm, and cytoplasmic borders were ill-defined.
2 Medicine Relating to or marked by eosinophilia.
Example sentences
  • The radiologic differential diagnosis included eosinophilic granuloma, hemangioma, and epidermoid tumor.
  • The walls of digestive organs swelled and food became stalled in the stomach; both of these findings are characteristic of human eosinophilic gastrointestinal inflammation.
  • In our view this provides further evidence that eosinophilic airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness are not causally associated.
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