A type of white blood cell, also called a granular
leukocyte, filled with granules of toxic chemicals that can digest
microorganisms. Basophils, as well as other types of white blood
cells, are responsible for the symptoms of allergy.
a type of white blood cell (granulocyte) that releases
chemicals in allergic reactions; basophils that leave the bloodstream
become mast cells in the tissues.
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