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 (ăs′ĭ-dō-fĭl′ĭk) also ac·i·doph·i·lus (-dŏf′ə-ləs)
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.


(əˌsɪd əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæs ɪ də-)

also ac•i•doph•i•lous

(ˌæs ɪˈdɒf ə ləs)

1. having an affinity for acid stains; eosinophilic.
2. thriving in or requiring an acid environment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acidophilic - especially of some bacteriaacidophilic - especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium
acid-loving - thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)
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are considered crucial for the initiation and progression of dental caries as they have shown by their more acidogenic and acidophilic properties than those of other oral bacteria (Asokan, Emmadi, & Chamundeswari, 2009).
Sporoplasm cells of 9-12 [micro]m in diameter showed a central basophilic nucleus surrounded by nonvacuolated, acidophilic cytoplasm (Fig.
Differential bioleaching of copper by mesophilic and moderately thermophilic acidophilic consortium enriched from same copper mine water sample.
Fraser [17] also reported that the action of spoilage microorganisms (such as acidophilic bacteria) present in the canned product can increase the pH through fermentation, hence compromising the safety of the product.
Among specific topics are microbial ecology in extreme acidic pit lakes of the Aberian Pyrite Belt in southwestern Spain, galactose as an inducer of the production of extracellular polymeric substances by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans, evidence for widespread dissimilatory hydrogen metabolism among acidophilic bacteria, immobilizing new isolated iron oxidizing bacteria on natural carriers, and the influence of pyrite on the galvanic assisted leaching of chalcocite concentrates.
This gut region contains in the anterior portion, rectal pads constituted by a pseudo-stratified epithelium of prismatic cells (principal cells) each with a well-developed nucleus and acidophilic cytoplasm.
Dissolution kinetics of spent petroleum catalyst using sulfur oxidizing acidophilic microorganisms, Journal of Hazardous Materials 167: 1231-1236.
pylori is not acidophilic, surviving only brief exposures to a pH less than 4.