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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.
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(ˈæsɪdəʊˌfɪl; əˈsɪdə-) or


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

also a•cid•o•phile


adj. n.
2. an acidophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance; eosinophil.
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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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In sections stained with H/E, the cytoplasm is densely basophil at basal level and acidophil at apical level, and also presents a large number of mitochondria, rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) and Golgi apparatus, organelles typical of secretory cells, characteristicspresent in human, rat, mouse and rabbit, an observation similar to what was reported by Amano et al.
Note the shrunken cell bodies, hypereosinophilic cytoplasm, and pyknotic nucleus, compatible with acidophil bodies.
A second liver biopsy was done on 11/30/15 that showed mild patchy sinusoidal dilatation and focal mild inflammatory infiltrate with lymphocytes, eosinophils, and rare acidophil bodies (Figure 2).
On pathological examination, the cytoplasm of the tumor cells was acidophil with considerable nuclear pleomorphism (Figure 3(a)).
The steatosis grade and the presence of inflammation, hepatocyte degeneration (acidophil or Councilman's bodies, ballooning, and Mallory's hyaline) or necrosis, and fibrosis were then considered for NAFLD staging (stages 1 to 4, with stages 3 and 4 corresponding to NASH).