acidophile
I. noun see acidophil II. adjective see acidophil

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  • acidophile — [ asidɔfil ] adj. • 1897; de acide et phile ♦ Biol. 1 ♦ Qui fixe les colorants acides, comme l éosine. ⇒ éosinophile. Cellules acidophiles et cellules basophiles. 2 ♦ Qui peut vivre dans des conditions de forte acidité. ● acidophile adjectif Se… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Acidophile — An acidophile is an inorganic particle or living organism (or part thereof) that tends toward acidic conditions or acids. Cf. Acidophobe . Specifically, it can refer to the following: * Acidophile (histology) * Acidophile (organisms) …   Wikipedia

  • Acidophile — Le qualificatif acidophile (avec un « o ») s applique à des organismes ne pouvant survivre et se multiplier que dans des environnements acides (pH faible) ou très acide. Plusieurs d entre eux se dégradent dans un pH supérieur à 4. Ce… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • acidophile — noun a) an organism that lives and thrives under acidic conditions; a form of extremophile The presence of this and other closely related Thermoplasmales suggests that these acidophiles are important contributors to acid mine drainage and may… …   Wiktionary

  • acidophile — fish from acid waters, like the Amazon and forest pools in West Africa, preferring a pH below 7 …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • acidophile — (as id o faīl ) A microorganism that has its growth optimum between about pH 0 and 5.5 …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • acidophile — See acidophil. * * * …   Universalium

  • acidophile — acid·o·phile (ə sidґo fīl″) 1. acidophil. 2. acidophilic …   Medical dictionary

  • acidophile — n. (Biology) cell or tissue which is easily stained with an acid dye; organism which grows well in an acid environment adj. (Biology) readily absorbs acid dyes; grows well in an acid environment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acidophile — acid·o·phile …   English syllables

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