(1) Having affinity for the red dye eosin.
(2) Inflammatory lesion characterized by large numbers of eosinophils.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Eosinophilic — means loves eosin , and refers to the staining of certain tissues, cells, or organelles after they been washed with eosin, a dye. Eosin is an acidic dye; thus, the structure being stained is basic.Eosinophilic describes the appearance of cells… …   Wikipedia

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  • eosinophilic — /ee euh sin euh fil ik/, adj. Histol. having an affinity for eosin and other acid dyes; acidophilic. Also, eosinophilous /ee euh si nof euh leuhs/, eosinophil. [1895 1900; EOSINOPHIL + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • eosinophilic — adjective a) That is readily stained by eosin b) Of, pertaining to an eosinophil or to eosinophilia …   Wiktionary

  • eosinophilic — Staining readily with eosin dyes; denoting such cell or tissue elements. * * * eo·sin·o·phil·ic .sin ə fil ik adj 1) staining readily with eosin 2) of, relating to, or characterized by eosinophilia * * * eo·sin·o·phil·ic (e″o sin″o… …   Medical dictionary

  • eosinophilic — eo·sin·o·phil·ic …   English syllables

  • eosinophilic — e•o•sin•o•phil•ic [[t]ˌi əˌsɪn əˈfɪl ɪk[/t]] also e•o•si•noph•i•lous [[t] sɪˈnɒf ə ləs[/t]] eosinophil, adj. lab having an affinity for eosin and other acid dyes; acidophilic • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • eosinophilic — /ˌioʊsɪnəˈfɪlɪk/ (say .eeohsinuh filik), /ˌiə / (say .eeuh ) adjective 1. relating to an eosinophil or eosinophilia. 2. associated with an increased number of eosinophils …   Australian English dictionary

  • eosinophilic — adjective of or relating to eosinophil (Freq. 1) • Pertains to noun: ↑eosinophil • Derivationally related forms: ↑eosinophil …   Useful english dictionary

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