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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.
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a•cid•o•phil•ic

(əˌsɪd əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæs ɪ də-)

also ac•i•doph•i•lous

(ˌæs ɪˈdɒf ə ləs)

adj.
1. having an affinity for acid stains; eosinophilic.
2. thriving in or requiring an acid environment.
[1895–1900]
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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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