basophilia


basophilia
1. A condition in which there are more than the usual number of basophilic leukocytes in the circulating blood (basophilic leukocytosis) or an increase in the proportion of parenchymatous basophilic cells in an organ (in the bone marrow, basophilic hyperplasia). 2. A condition in which basophilic erythrocytes are found in circulating blood, as in certain instances of leukemia, advanced anemia, malaria, and plumbism. SYN: Grawitz b.. 3. The reaction of immature erythrocytes to basic dyes whereby the cells appear blue or contain bluish granules. SYN: basophilism.
- Grawitz b. SYN: b. (2).
- punctate b. SYN: stippling (1).

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ba·so·phil·ia .bā-sə-'fil-ē-ə, -zə- n
1) tendency to stain with basic dyes
2) an abnormal condition in which some tissue element has increased basophilia

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n.
1. a property of a microscopic structure whereby it shows an affinity for basic dyes.
2. an increase in the number of certain white blood cells (basophil) in the blood, which may occur in a variety of blood diseases.

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ba·so·phil·ia (ba″so-filґe-ə) 1. an abnormal increase of basophils in the blood, as seen in myxedema, hypothyroid conditions, ulcerative colitis, certain types of anemia, and other conditions. Called also basophilism and basophilic leukocytosis. 2. the reaction of immature erythrocytes to basic dyes so that they become stippled; there are two varieties, diffuse b. and punctate b.

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  • Basophilia — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 29698 ICD10 = ICD10|D|75|8|d|70 ICD9 = ICD9|288.65 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Basophilia is a condition where the basophil quantity is abnormally… …   Wikipedia

  • basophilia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1905 1. tendency to stain with basic dyes 2. an abnormal condition in which some tissue element has increased basophilia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • basophilia — noun the tendency of cells to stain with basic dyes cytoplasmic basophilia • Derivationally related forms: ↑basophilic • Hypernyms: ↑stainability …   Useful english dictionary

  • basophilia — (1) Having an affinity for basic dyes. (2) Condition in which there is an excess of basophils in the blood …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • basophilia — /bay seuh fil ee euh, feel yeuh/, n. Pathol. an abnormal increase in the number of basophils in the blood, occurring in some types of leukemia, severe anemia, and other disorders. [1900 05; BASOPHIL + IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • basophilia — ba·so·phil·ia …   English syllables

  • basophilia — n. 1) a property of a microscopic structure whereby it shows an affinity for basic dyes. 2) an increase in the number of certain white blood cells (basophils) in the blood, which may occur in a variety of blood diseases …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • diffuse basophilia — basophilia in which erythrocytes are blue gray and not stippled …   Medical dictionary

  • punctate basophilia — noun see basophilia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Базофилия (Basophilia) — 1. Свойство микроструктуры окрашиваться основными красителями. 2. Повышенное по сравнение с нормой количество базофилов в крови; свидетельствует о имеющемся у человека заболевании. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины


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