Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

  • -id > 9:3
   

Basophil

Polymorphonuclear granular leukocyte that readily stains blue with basophilic dye; basophils enter tissues and become mast cells. Basophils constitute less than 1% of total blood volume, and secrete heparin and histamine.

Full-Text Search Entries

Suggestions from Other Sources

From "Dictionary of Nursing and Individual Health Care"