Definition of Acid-loving

1. Adjective. Thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7).

Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Acidophilic, Acidophilous, Aciduric
Antonyms: Alkaline-loving



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acid-loving

aciculum
aciculums
acid
acid-ash diet
acid-base balance
acid-base equilibrium
acid-base imbalance
acid-base indicator
acid-base indicators
acid-citrate-dextrose
acid-etched restoration
acid-fast
acid-fast stain
acid-forming
acid-free
acid-loving (current term)
acid-proof
acid-wash
acid agglutination
acid anhydride
acid anhydride hydrolases
acid anhydrides
acid carboxypeptidase
acid cholesterol ester synthetase
acid deoxyribonuclease
acid dextran
acid dextrin
acid dissociation constant
acid drop

Literary usage of Acid-loving

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1. Industrial Chemistry: A Manual for the Student and Manufacturer by Allen Rogers (1920)
"Newly graded or reclaimed land. Old pastures where there is no white clover. Peat and other sour soils that are invested with acid-loving plants. ..."

2. The Mycology of the Mouth: A Text-book of Oral Bacteria by Sir Kenneth Weldon Goadby (1903)
"... is another of these acid-loving organisms. The mouth bacteria all prefer a somewhat alkaline medium, most of them refusing to develop in the presence of ..."

3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1920)
"Mr. Bird became interested in this problem as a means of keeping various acid-loving plants alive to serve as insect-food. ..."

4. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by George Woodyatt Hastings, Andrew Edgar, Charles Wager Ryalls, Edwin Pears (1877)
"... and to such an extent that the last roots of grass are removed from large portions near the town, and the most acid-loving mosses have disappeared; ..."

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