- Biology. a basophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance.
- Anatomy. a white blood cell having a two-lobed nucleus and basophilic granules in its cytoplasm.
- Biology. basophilic.
adjective Also: basophilic (ˌbeɪsəˈfɪlɪk)
- (of cells or cell contents) easily stained by basic dyes
- a basophil cell, esp a leucocyte
- A cell, especially a white blood cell, having granules that stain readily with basic dyes.