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Default Basic question about Eosinophilic vs Basophilic

Okay, I feel kind of stupid for asking this question, but can anyone explain eosinophilic vs basophilic in the context of apoptosis vs necrosis?

FA says that:
Apoptosis is "characterized by eosinophilic cytoplasm" but "nuclear ... basophilia"
Coagulative necrosis has "cytoplasmic binding of acidophilic dye".

Am I right in understanding that
Apoptosis = eosinophilic cytoplasm
Necrosis = basophilic cytoplasm

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