acidophilic
acidophilic acidophilic acidophilous acidophilousadj. 1. 1 growing well in an acid medium; said of some bacteria

Syn: aciduric [WordNet 1.5]


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  • acidophilic — Having an affinity for acid dyes; denoting a cell or tissue element that stains with an acid dye, such as eosin. SYN: oxychromatic. * * * acid·o·phil·ic fil ik adj 1) staining readily with acid stains …   Medical dictionary

  • acidophilic — adjective Date: circa 1900 1. staining readily with acid stains ; acidophil 2. preferring or thriving in a relatively acid environment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acidophilic — См. acidophilous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acidophilic — /euh sid euh fil ik, as i deuh /, adj. 1. Biol. having an affinity for acid stains; eosinophilic. 2. Ecol. thriving in or requiring an acid environment. Also, acidophilous /as i dof euh leuhs/, oxyphilic. [1895 1900; ACIDOPHIL + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • acidophilic — adjective of, relating to, or being an acidophile …   Wiktionary

  • acidophilic — adj. (Biology) readily absorbs acid dyes; grows well in an acid environment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acidophilic — [ˌasɪdə(ʊ) fɪlɪk, əˌsɪd ] adjective Biology 1》 relating to or denoting cells readily stained with acid dyes. 2》 growing best in acidic conditions …   English new terms dictionary

  • acidophilic — ac·i·do·phil·ic …   English syllables

  • acidophilic — acidophil …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acidophilic — a•cid•o•phil•ic [[t]əˌsɪd əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæs ɪ də [/t]] also ac•i•doph•i•lous [[t]ˌæs ɪˈdɒf ə ləs[/t]] adj. 1) ecl having an affinity for acid stains; eosinophilic 2) ecl thriving in or requiring an acid environment • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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