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acidophil

 [as´id-o-fil″]
1. a histologic structure, cell, or other element staining readily with acid dyes.
2. one of the hormone-producing acidophilic cells of the adenohypophysis; types include corticotrophs, lactotrophs, lipotrophs, and somatotrophs. Called also alpha cell.
3. an organism that grows well in highly acid media.

ac·i·do·phil

, acidophile (ă-sid'ō-fil, ă-sid'ō-fīl),
1. A structure, cell, or other histologic element staining readily with acidic dyes.
2. One of the acid-staining cells of the anterior pituitary.
3. A microorganism that grows well in a highly acidic medium.
[acid + G. philos, fond]

acidophil

/acid·o·phil/ (ah-sid´o-fil″)
1. a histologic structure, cell, or other element staining readily with acid dyes.
2. one of the hormone-producing acidophilic cells of the adenohypophysis; types include corticotrophs, lactotrophs, lipotrophs, and somatotrophs.
3. an organism that grows well in highly acid media.

acidophil

[as′idōfil, əsid′əfil]
Etymology: L, acidus + Gk, philein, to love
1 a cell or cell constituent with an affinity for acid dyes.
2 an organism that thrives in an acid medium. acidophilic, adj.

acidophil

(1) Eosinophil. 
(2) A nonspecific term for any "acidophilic" cell—i.e., one which stains with eosin, a red dye.

ac·i·do·phil

, acidophile (ă-sid'ŏ-fil, -fīl)
1. Synonym(s): acidophilic.
2. One of the acid-staining cells of the anterior pituitary.
3. A microorganism that grows well in a highly acid medium.
[acid + G. philos, fond]

ac·i·do·phil

, acidophile (ă-sid'ŏ-fil, ă-sid'ŏ-fīl)
A structure, cell, or other histologic element staining readily with acidic dyes.
[acid + G. philos, fond]

acidophil

1. a histological structure, cell, or other element staining readily with acid dyes.
2. an alpha cell of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland or the pancreatic islets.
3. an organism that grows well in highly acid media.
4. acidophilic.

acidophil neoplasms
adenomas and adenocarcinomas of the pars distalis of the pituitary gland are recorded in cats, dogs, sheep and rats. These are infrequently functional but may have space-occupying effects on the pituitary and hypothalamus. They have been associated with diabetes mellitus in cats, galactorrhea in ewes, and metahypophyseal diabetes in dogs.