(1) A compound with an affinity for basic dyes.

(2) A condition in which there is high concentration of basophils in the blood.


In hematology, basophilia is a type of leukocytosis involving the basophils. In humans, basophil count of more than 10 10 /L of blood is considered basophilia. This condition is common in myeloproliferative disorders and prominent in chronic granulocytic leukemia.

Compare: basopenia.
See also: lymphocytosis, monocytosis, neutrophilia, eosinophilia.

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