Adjective "basophilic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌbeɪsə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a cell or its contents) readily stained with basic dyes.
  1. 'The cytoplasm is granular and basophilic with Romanowsky stains.'
  2. 'Toluidine blue is a basophilic dye, implying that it stains acid compounds (such as DNA and RNA and acid mucopolysaccharides).'

Definitions

1. having an affinity for basic stains.

More examples(as adjective)

"foci can be basophilic."