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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Although liver is not the main target for this disease, histopathology findings include centrilobular necrosis, fatty alteration, hyperplasia of Kupffer cells, acidophil bodies, and monocyte infiltration of portal tract.
Other rare variants thought to have more adverse prognosis include acidophil stem cell adenoma (usually PRL immunostaining exceeds immunostaining for GH; also, this adenoma subtype contains scattered fibrous bodies on CAM5.
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.