acid·o·phil ə-'sid-ə-.fil, a- also acid·o·phile -.fīl adj ACIDOPHILIC (1)
acidophil also acidophile n a substance, tissue, or organism that stains readily with acid stains called also oxyphile

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1. (in histology) describing tissues, cells, or parts of cells that stain with acid dyes (such as eosin).
2. (in bacteriology) describing bacteria that grow well in acid media.

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acid·o·phil (ə-sidґo-fil″) [L. acidum acid + Gr. -phil] 1. a structure, cell, or other histologic 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 and A cell. 3. an organism that grows well in highly acid media. acidophilic.

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  • acidophil —   [zu griechisch phileĩn »lieben«], säureliebend. In der Botanik werden Pflanzen, die bevorzugt auf sauren (kalkarmen) Böden wachsen, als acidophil bezeichnet. Hierzu gehören u. a. Torfmoos, Sauergräser, Heidekraut. In der Mikrobiologie… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • acidophil — [ə sid′ə fil] n. [ ACID + O + PHIL] 1. a cell, substance, or tissue easily stained by acid dyes, as any of the alpha cells in the anterior pituitary 2. an organism that has an affinity for and grows well in an acid environment: also acidophile [ə …   English World dictionary

  • acidophil — also acidophile noun Date: circa 1900 a substance, tissue, or organism that stains readily with acid stains • acidophil also acidophile adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Acidophil — Acidophilie steht für: Acidophilie (Ökologie), die Bevorzugung saurer Habitate durch Lebewesen Acidophilie (Zytologie, Hämatologie), die Bindung „saurer“ anionischer Farbstoffe an bestimmten Bestandteilen von Zellen der Lebewesen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • acidophil — adj. [L. acere, to be sour; Gr. philein, to love] Growing in an acid media; see oxyphilic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acidophil — /euh sid euh fil, as i deuh /, adj. 1. Biol., Ecol. acidophilic. n. 2. Biol. an acidophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance; eosinophil. Also, acidophile /euh sid euh fuyl , as i deuh /. [1895 1900; ACID + O + PHIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • acidophil — noun Less common term for an eosinophil …   Wiktionary

  • acidophil — acido|phi̱l, in fachspr. Fügungen: acido̱|philus,, ...lum [↑Acidum u. gr. ϕιλος = lieb; Freund]: mit sauren Farbstoffen färbbar (von Zellen und Geweben) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • acidophil — aci|do|phil <zu ↑...phil>: 1. sauren Boden bevorzugend (von Pflanzen). 2. mit sauren Farbstoffen färbbar …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • acidophil — n. (Biology) cell or tissue which is easily stained with an acid dye; organism which grows well in an acid environment (also acidophile) adj. (Biology) readily absorbs acid dyes; grows well in an acid environment …   English contemporary dictionary

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