A white blood cell responsible for combating infection by parasites in the body.

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  • eosinophil — [ē΄ō sin′əfīl΄ē΄ō sin′ə fil΄] n. [ EOSIN + O + PHIL] Biol. any structure, cell, etc. readily stainable with eosin; esp., the granular white blood cells that increase greatly in number in certain allergic and parasitic diseases: also eosinophile… …   English World dictionary

  • eosinophil — eo·sin·o·phil .ē ə sin ə .fil also eo·sin·o·phile .fīl adj EOSINOPHILIC (1) eosinophil also eosinophile n a white blood cell or other granulocyte with cytoplasmic inclusions readily stained by eosin * * * n. a variety of white blood cell… …   Medical dictionary

  • Eosinophil granulocyte — Eosinophil under the microscope (400x) from a peripheral blood smear. Red blood cells surround the eosinophil, two platelets at the top left corner. Code TH …   Wikipedia

  • Eosinophil-derived neurotoxin — Ribonuclease, RNase A family, 2 (liver, eosinophil derived neurotoxin), also known as RNASE2, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: RNASE2 ribonuclease, RNase A family, 2 (liver, eosinophil derived neurotoxin)| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm …   Wikipedia

  • Eosinophil peroxidase — protein Name = eosinophil peroxidase caption = width = HGNCid = 3423 Symbol = EPX AltSymbols = EntrezGene = 8288 OMIM = 131399 RefSeq = NM 000502 UniProt = P11678 PDB = ECnumber = Chromosome = 17 Arm = q Band = 23.1… …   Wikipedia

  • Eosinophil cationic protein — protein Name=ribonuclease, RNase A family, 3 (eosinophil cationic protein) caption= width= HGNCid=10046 Symbol=RNASE3 AltSymbols=RNS3 ECP EntrezGene=6037 OMIM=131398 RefSeq=NM 002935 UniProt=P12724 PDB= ECnumber= Chromosome=14 Arm=q Band=24… …   Wikipedia

  • eosinophil chemotactic factor of anaphylaxis — (ECF A) eosinophil chemoattractants released by basophils and mast cells in immediate hypersensitivity reactions. ECF A activity is associated with two acidic tetrapeptides (Ala Gly Ser Glu and Val Gly Ser Glu) and with less well characterized… …   Medical dictionary

  • eosinophil chemotactic factor — (ECF) 1. eosinophil chemotactic f. of anaphylaxis. 2. a lymphokine produced by activated lymphocytes that is chemotactic for eosinophils …   Medical dictionary

  • eosinophil — I. adjective Date: circa 1882 eosinophilic 1 II. noun Date: circa 1900 a granulocyte readily stained by eosin that is present at sites of allergic reactions and parasitic infections …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Eosinophil — Eosinophiler Granulozyt Eosinophilie oder auch Azidophilie (in der Histologie als Mitochondrienreichtum bezeichnet), ist ein medizinischer Fachausdruck für die Erhöhung der Zahl eosinophiler Granulozyten (kurz: Eosinophile) im Blutbild. Sie ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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