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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

(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]