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Definition of the adjective acid-loving

What does acid-loving mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)

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Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

acid-loving Biol., thriving in acid conditions. 1910 j'rnl. Med. Res. XXII.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (2004)

by John Gunn

Scanning electron micrographs of cave biofilms: Upper left: Thiobacilli (hydrogen sulfideproducing extreme acid-loving bacteria) encrust the sticky slimes that make up the snottites shown in Figure 1 (image by. Encyclopedia of caves and karst ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living (2011)

by Abigail R. Gehring

However, pine needles tend to increase the acidity of the soil, so they work best around acid-loving plants, such as rhododendrons and blueberries. When choosing a mulch material, think of your primary objective. newspaper and grass ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

The acidophilus (meaning acid-loving) bacterium is ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

' acid-loving'. acidosis /,aSI'daoSIs/ > n. Medicine an excessively acid condition of the ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

Acid-loving plants, such as sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa), sessile oak ( Quercus petraea), and ash (Fraxinus excelsior) grow on the volcanic north slopes . Broadleaf woodlands with hop-hornbeam (Ostrya carpinifolia) grow on moist ...

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