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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

acidophil

(1) Eosinophil. 
(2) A nonspecific term for any "acidophilic" cell—i.e., one which stains with eosin, a red dye.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Somatotropic cell (SC) .The somatotropic cells constitute over 50% of the acidophil cells, and arranged in clusters along the capillary.
3) They show strong histochemical reaction for phospholipids similar to the pituitary acidophil cells.
Electron microscopy may still be helpful for the diagnoses of some pituitary tumors including the rare acidophil stem cell adenomas or the unusual lesion known as the silent subtype 3 adenoma.
Although the liver is not the main target organ for this disease, histopathological findings, including centrilobular necrosis, fatty alterations, hyperplasia of the Kupffer cells, acidophil bodies and monocyte infiltration of the portal tract have been detected in patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS).
Ehrlich had made a clear distinction between acidophil and basophil leukocytes.