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acidophilic

 [as″ĭ-do-fil´ik]
1. easily stained with acid dyes.
2. growing best on acid media.
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ac·i·do·phil·ic

(as'i-dō-fil'ik, ă-sid'ō-fil-ik),
Having an affinity for acid dyes; denoting a cell or tissue element that stains with an acid dye, such as eosin.
Synonym(s): oxychromatic
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acidophilic

(ăs′ĭ-dō-fĭl′ĭk) also

acidophilus

(-dŏf′ə-ləs)
adj.
1. Growing well in an acid medium: acidophilic bacteria.
2. Easily stained with acid dyes: an acidophilic cell.

a·cid′o·phil′ (ə-sĭd′ə-fĭl′), a·cid′o·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
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acidophilic

adjective
(1) Histology
Referring to that which is stainable by an acidophilic dye—e.g., eosin, which imparts a red colour to tissues stained by H&E when examined by light microscopy.
(2) Microbiology
Referring to an acidophile, see there.
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ac·i·do·phil·ic

(as'i-dŏ-fil'ik)
Having an affinity for acid dyes; denoting a cell or tissue element that stains with an acid dye, such as eosin.
Synonym(s): acidophil (1) , acidophile, oxychromatic.
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acidophilic

1. Readily stained with acid dyes.
2. Thriving in an acid environment.
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ac·i·do·phil·ic

(as'i-dŏ-fil'ik)
Having an affinity for acid dyes; denoting a cell or tissue element that stains with an acid dye.
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