acidophile

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ac·i·do·phil·ic

 (ăs′ĭ-dō-fĭl′ĭk) also ac·i·doph·i·lus (-dŏf′ə-ləs)
adj.
1. Growing well in an acid medium: acidophilic bacteria.
2. Easily stained with acid dyes: an acidophilic cell.

a·cid′o·phil′ (ə-sĭd′ə-fĭl′), a·cid′o·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
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Noun1.acidophile - an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environmentacidophile - an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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At the end, there is an increase in the number of cells, which remain aggregated at one of the poles, accompanied by a reduction in the quantity and acidophilia of the remaining contents (Figure 1c).