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Gives rise toEosinophils
LocationBone marrow
Functioncolony forming unit
Anatomical terms of microanatomy

CFU-Eo is a colony forming unit that gives rise to eosinophils.[1] Some sources prefer the term "CFU-Eos".[2] It is also known as "hEoP".[3]


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