iodophilia

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(ī-ōd″ă-fĭl′ē-ă )

[″ + philein, to love]
A condition in which certain cells, esp. polymorphonuclear leukocytes, when stained, show a pronounced affinity for iodine. These cells turn a brownish-red color. It is seen in pathologic conditions such as acute infections and anemia.

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