Definition of Acidophil

1. Noun. An organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment.

Exact synonyms: Acidophile
Generic synonyms: Bacteria, Bacterium
Derivative terms: Acidophilic, Acidophilic



Definition of Acidophil

1. Noun. (immunology) Less common term for an eosinophil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acidophil

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acidophil

1. 1. One of the acid-staining cells of the anterior pituitary. 2. A microorganism that grows well in a highly acid media. Synonym: acidophilic. Origin: acid + G. Philos, fond (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acidophil

acidized
acidizes
acidizing
acidless
acidly
acidness
acidnesses
acidocyte
acidocytes
acidogenic
acidogenic fermentation
acidogenicities
acidogenicity
acidol
acidolysis
acidophil (current term)
acidophil adenoma
acidophil cell
acidophil granule
acidophile
acidophiles
acidophilic
acidophilic leukocyte
acidophilous
acidophils
acidophilus milk
acidophyte
acidophytes
acidopore

Literary usage of Acidophil

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"In cases of acromegaly with non-acidophilic tumors of the pituitary the possibility of a progression beyond the acidophil stage must also be borne in mind. ..."

2. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North (1916)
"Ree., ix, 6) describes acidophil nuclei and chromosomes in the mesenchyma and blood cells of the lamprey larva. In certain dividing cells at telophase one ..."

3. Bacteriology by Arthur Isaac Kendall (1921)
"Bacillus acidophil-aerogenes. ... acidophil-aerogenes failed to agglutinate Bacillus acidophilus, and vice versa, indicating that the two organisms are ..."

4. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1903)
"The filaments appeared to be quite devoid of protoplasm. The occurrence of swarms of fibro-blastic cells stuffed with coarse acidophil and ..."

5. Physiological histology, methods and theory by Gustav Mann (1902)
"Ehrlich's acidophil mixture 'C,' containing three colour acids, namely eosin, ... Ehrlich stains blood-films in this mixture, to obtain the acidophil or ..."

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