What Are Eosinophils? - Definition & Function


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What type of cells are eosinophils in the immune system?

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1. Which types of germs do eosinophils fight against?

2. Which of the following statements does NOT describe a function of eosinophils?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of why eosinophils exhibit parts of germs to other white blood cells and why eosinophils are highly sensitive white blood cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Types of cells eosinophils are in the immune system
  • Types of germs eosinophils fight against
  • Function eosinophils are not responsible for
  • What happens to parasites after eosinophils excrete enzymes
  • Reason eosinophils are highly sensitive white blood cells
  • Why eosinophils exhibit parts of germs to other white blood cells

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the eosinophils lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of germs eosinophils fight against
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of cells eosinophils are classified as

Additional Learning

To learn more about eosinophils, review the lesson What Are Eosinophils? - Definition & Function. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what eosinophils are and their role in the immune system
  • Review the functions of eosinophils such as engulf, excrete, and exhibit