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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



eosinophilia  listen  (EE-oh-SIH-noh-FIH-lee-uh)

  A condition in which the number of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) in the blood is greatly increased. Eosinophilia is often a response to infection or allergens (substances that cause an allergic response).