Definition of Acidophilic

1. Adjective. Especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium.

Exact synonyms: Acidophilous, Aciduric
Similar to: Acid-loving
Derivative terms: Acidophil, Acidophile



Definition of Acidophilic

1. Adjective. of, relating to, or being an acidophile ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acidophilic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Acidophilic

1. Having an affinity for acid dyes; denoting a cell or tissue element that stains with an acid dye, such as eosin. Synonym: acidophil, acidophile, oxychromatic. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acidophilic

acidnesses
acidocyte
acidocytes
acidogenic
acidogenic fermentation
acidogenicities
acidogenicity
acidol
acidolysis
acidophil
acidophil adenoma
acidophil cell
acidophil granule
acidophile
acidophiles
acidophilic (current term)
acidophilic leukocyte
acidophilous
acidophils
acidophilus milk
acidophyte
acidophytes
acidopore
acidopores
acidoses
acidosis
acidosteophyte
acidosteophytes
acidotic

Literary usage of Acidophilic

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Sometimes we use two different kinds of acid dye in the same combined stain, since it has been found that the different acidophilic substances in the formed ..."

2. Practical Handbook of the Pathology of the Skin: An Introduction to the by John MacLeod Hendrie MacLeod (1903)
"As a prelude to disintegration, for instance, the fibrous elements generally lose their acidophilic characters and begin to attract basic dyes ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Uchino and Doi (8) isolated several acidophilic, ... We have prepared pure cultures of a number of acidophilic bacteria able to grow at temperatures up to ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Large lesions show very elongated, thin and abruptly-kinked acidophilic cells, ... Several cases showed acidophilic, pleomorphic multi-nucleated cells ..."

5. The Journal of Medical Research by American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (1904)
"more acidophilic than normal, and in the necrotic cells it ... At the same time the contents of the nucleus became more acidophilic and homogeneous. ..."

6. Biotechnology of Algae: A Bibliography by Virginia Stone (1994)
"Nucleation of iron oxide minerals by acidophilic microorganisms appears to be ubiquitous in acidic Fe-rich tailings environments. ..."

7. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"Detail of one of the clusters. X4. products formed by the colon bacilli diffusing through the medium. These bacilli are evidently acidophilic as well as ..."

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