e·o·sin·o·phil (ē′ə-sĭnə-fĭl′) also e·o·sin·o·phile (-fīl′)
A white blood cell that functions in the immune response by releasing enzymes that can kill parasites and other pathogens. Eosinophils are found chiefly in connective tissue and contain granules that are stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
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