Definition of eosinophilic in English:


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


  • 1 Physiology (Of a cell or its contents) readily stained by eosin.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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