What does eosinophilic mean?

Definitions for eosinophilicˌi əˌsɪn əˈfɪl ɪk; -sɪˈnɒf ə ləs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eosinophilic(adj)

    of or relating to eosinophil


  1. eosinophilic(Adjective)

    That is readily stained by eosin

  2. eosinophilic(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to an eosinophil or to eosinophilia


  1. Eosinophilic

    Eosinophilic refers to the staining of certain tissues, cells, or organelles after they have been washed with eosin, a dye. Eosin is an acidic dye; thus, the structure being stained is basic. Eosinophilic describes the appearance of cells and structures seen in histological sections that take up the staining dye eosin. This is a bright-pink dye that stains the cytoplasm of cells, as well as extracellular proteins such as collagen. Such eosinophilic structures are, in general, composed of protein. The stain eosin is usually combined with a stain called hematoxylin to produce a hematoxylin and eosin-stained section. This is the most widely-used histological stain in medical diagnosis; for example, when a pathologist examines a biopsy of a suspected cancer, the biopsy will have been stained with H&E. Some structures seen inside cells are described as being eosinophilic, for example, Lewy bodies, Mallory bodies. Some cells are also described as eosinophilic, such as Leukocytes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eosinophilic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eosinophilic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stockdale Walden:

    What happens is that the parasite gets into humans -- humans are not the host that it can complete its life cycle in, as opposed to being in a rat -- so when it gets in a human, it can get lost, and it will go to the brain, and it'll stay there, when it gets to the brain, you can have eosinophilic meningitis.

Images & Illustrations of eosinophilic

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