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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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(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.
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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 cytoplasm was weakly basophilic although numerous acidophilic globules (2-12 [micro]m in diameter) were found in the cytoplasm (Fig.
The cells are polygonal with granular acidophilic cytoplasm, round nucleus and a low nucleus-cytoplasm ratio.
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Vilellogenesis II Early Oval oocytes, with the vitellogenic cytoplasm basophilic but (Vo1) starting to turn acidophilic. Cubic fcs with prominent invaginations inside the oocyte.
Cytoplasm is often abundant and is slightly granular and acidophilic to clear, commonly resembling a Hurthle cell.
Seven days after CSCI, sections of the spinal cord revealed areas of cavitation surrounded by a demarcating rim of numerous astrocytes with intensely acidophilic cytoplasm and dark shrunken nuclei (Fig.
The CON20 group had fewer degenerated neurons with acidophilic cytoplasm with no apoptosis.
gloeosporioides isolates grew well at pH 5 while pH 6 was found preferred for the sporulation.18 In the present study, increased antimicrobial metabolites production was observed at pH 5, suggesting the acidophilic nature of A.
Pancreatic sections from normal mice exhibited islets of Langerhans cells, and contained lightly stained acidophilic cells arranged in branching and anastomosing cords (Figure 6A).