Acidophil



Biology, Ecology, .
Biology. an cell, tissue, organism, or substance; eosinophil.
Historical Examples

The nuclei are greenish, the red blood corpuscles orange, the acidophil granulation copper red, the neutrophil violet.
Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich

He distinguishes hyaline, acidophil and basophil cells, and derives all from the lymphocytes.
Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich

adjective
(of cells or cell contents) easily stained by acid dyes
(of microorganisms) growing well in an acid environment
noun
an acidophil organism

acidophil a·cid·o·phil (ə-sĭd’ə-fĭl, ās’ĭ-də-) or a·cid·o·phile (-fīl’)
n.

A cell that stains readily with acid dyes.

A microorganism that grows well in an acid medium.

a·cid’o·phil’ic (-fĭl’ĭk) adj.

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