acidophil


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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.

acidophil

(ˈæsɪdəʊˌfɪl; əˈsɪdə-) or

acidophile

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

a•cid•o•phil

(əˈsɪd ə fɪl, ˈæs ɪ də-)

also a•cid•o•phile

(-ˌfaɪl)

adj. n.
2. an acidophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance; eosinophil.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acidophil - an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environmentacidophil - 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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Electron microscopy may still be helpful for the diagnoses of some pituitary tumors including the rare acidophil stem cell adenomas or the unusual lesion known as the silent subtype 3 adenoma.
Ghrelin is a peptide hormone that binds to growth hormone (GH) receptors and is primarily secreted by the acidophil cells in the gastric fundic mucosa.
2 [micro]m) attached to the follicles walls and presenting an acidophil cytoplasm; previtellogenic oocytes can still be found.