acidophil, acidophile, acidophilic


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acidophil, acidophile, acidophilic

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acidophilous

  1. (of a cell such as an EOSINOPHIL LEUCOCYTE) having tissues that are easily stainable with acid dyes.
  2. (of organisms, particularly microorganisms) preferring an acidic environment.
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