eosinophil

Pronunciation: (EE-oh-SIH-noh-FIL)

A type of immune cell that has granules (small particles) with enzymes that are released during infections, allergic reactions, and asthma. An eosinophil is a type of white blood cell and a type of granulocyte.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Blood cells. Blood contains many types of cells: white blood cells (monocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, and macrophages), red blood cells (erythrocytes), and platelets. Blood circulates through the body in the arteries and veins.Células sanguíneas. La sangre contiene muchos tipos de células: glóbulos blancos (monolitos, linfocitos, neutrófilos, eosinófilos, basófilos y macrófagos), glóbulos rojos (eritrocitos) y plaquetas. La sangre circula por el cuerpo a través de las arterias y las venas. Date last modified: 2009-02-05