acidophil








adjective

  1. Biology, Ecology. acidophilic.

noun

  1. Biology. an acidophilic cell, tissue, organism, or substance; eosinophil.

adjective Also: acidophilic (ˌæsɪdəʊˈfɪlɪk, əˌsɪdə-), acidophilous (ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs)

  1. (of cells or cell contents) easily stained by acid dyes
  2. (of microorganisms) growing well in an acid environment

noun

  1. an acidophil organism

n.

  1. A cell that stains readily with acid dyes.
  2. A microorganism that grows well in an acid medium.

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