acidophilic

acidophilic

[uh-sid-uh-fil-ik, as-i-duh-]
adjective
1.
Biology. having an affinity for acid stains; eosinophilic.
2.
Ecology. thriving in or requiring an acid environment.
Also, acidophilous [as-i-dof-uh-luhs] , oxyphilic.


Origin:
1895–1900; acidophil + -ic

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acidophilic

adjective
especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium 
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