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Eosinophilia

Definition
noun
An increase in the number of circulating eosinophils in the blood.
Supplement
Eosinophilia is a type of leukocytosis involving the eosinophils. Parasitic infection is an example in which eosinophilia is observed.
Word origin: eosinophil + Greek philein (to love).
Compare: eosinopenia.

See also: lymphocytosis, monocytosis, neutrophilia, basophilia.


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