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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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The main objectives of the present research work was to investigate the extraction of aluminum from low grade black shale ore using organic acid metabolites from acidophilic heterotrophs like Aspergillus niger and Penicillium notatum.
Glomerular atrophy, widening of the glomeruli space and necrotic tubular epithelium (pyknotic nuclei and acidophilic cytoplasm) were observed in the first week after acrylamide, N-isopropylacrylamide, methacrylamide and acrylic acid exposure (Figs.
Acidophilic cytoplasm and yolk granules were clearly visible and ripe oocytes were mostly free in the lumen.
Kurogi T, Linh NTT, Kuroki T, Yamada T, Hiraishi A: Culture-independent detection of "TM7" bacteria in a streptomycin-resistant acidophilic nitrifying process.
Effects of Lactobacilli and an acidophilic fungus on the production performance and immune responses in broiler chickens.
91%), ten patients had acidophilic degeneration of hepatocytes (21.
Discrete presence of epithelioid-like type cells with acidophilic cytoplasm and floppy chromatin with the presence of some lymphocytes and great amount of fibroblasts was observed (Figure 2-f).
C23D enzyme present in local isolates S-RM and 6-RM appeared to be acidophilic protein as its activity decreased in alkaline pH (Fig.
747 [micro]m), due to the activity of the spermatogonia that are grouped in cysts delimited by Sertoli cells, of acidophilic coloration; they have round large nucleus and nucleoli, (103.
0, indicating acidophilic nature of the fungi Aspergillus fumigatus SKF-4.
The natural polygonal cells contain acidophilic cytoplasm and contain micro granules collected in the form of basophilic masses.