acidophil

acidophil

[uh-sid-uh-fil, as-i-duh-]
adjective
1.
Biology, Ecology, acidophilic.
noun
2.
Biology. an acidophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance; eosinophil.
Also, acidophile [uh-sid-uh-fahyl, as-i-duh-] .


Origin:
1895–1900; acid + -o- + -phil

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acidophil or acidophile (ˈæsɪdəʊˌfɪl, əˈsɪdə-, ˈæsɪdəʊˌfaɪl, əˈsɪdə-)
 
adj
1.  (of cells or cell contents) easily stained by acid dyes
2.  (of microorganisms) growing well in an acid environment
 
n
3.  an acidophil organism
 
[C20: see acid, -phile]
 
acidophile or acidophile
 
adj
 
n
 
[C20: see acid, -phile]

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acidophil a·cid·o·phil (ə-sĭd'ə-fĭl, ās'ĭ-də-) or a·cid·o·phile (-fīl')
n.

  1. A cell that stains readily with acid dyes.

  2. A microorganism that grows well in an acid medium.


a·cid'o·phil'ic (-fĭl'ĭk) adj.
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