from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A type of white blood cell found in vertebrate blood, containing cytoplasmic granules that are easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
- n. A microorganism, cell, or histological element easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
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- n. A white blood cell responsible for combating infection by parasites in the body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having affinity for eosin: in bacteriology applied to the bodies which are readily stained by eosin or other acid aniline dyes.
- n. A leucocyte which stains only with the acid dyes, such as eosin. Also called acidophil and oxyphil.
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- n. a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
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