Meaning of eosinophil

e•o•sin•o•phil

Pronunciation: (ē"u-sin'u-fil), [key]
— Biol. Biol.
—n.
  1. any cell, tissue, organism, or substance that has an affinity for eosin and other acid stains.
  2. a leukocyte having eosinophilic granules in the cytoplasm and usually a bilobate nucleus.
—adj.
  1. eosinophilic.
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