Basophils are circulating granular leukocytes that are characterized by a relatively pale-staining, lobate nucleus and cytoplasm containing coarse dark-staining granules of variable size and stainable by basic dyes. Basophils are important in controlling multicellular parasite infections, but can also be involved in allergy.
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