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Definition of the adjective acidophilous

What does acidophilous mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium

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Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acidophilic (acidophilous; oxyphilous). 1: acid tolerant; tolerant of or thriving in acidic habitats or environments. 2: descriptive of materials (e.g., cells ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acidophilous. acidophilic. acidophily. the condition of being acidophilic, tolerant of, or successful in acidic habitats or environments. acidophobe. an organism that is intolerant of acidic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

Phytoplankton was scarce inacidic Megene Chitanebut some Cyclotella pseudostelligeraand several acidophilous diatom specieswere recorded. Table 1 Summary examples ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

Examples include acidophilous DIATOMS or nitrophilous plants.

Google previewAppleton's Medical Dictionary (1915)

by Caroline Wormeley Latimer

acidophilic, acidophilous (as-id-o-fil'ik, as-id-of'il-us). Of bacteria, growing by preference on an acid medium. [Lat., acidus, acid, + Gr., philein, to love.] acldo'sis . A condition of diminished ability to neutralize normal acid products of metabolism.

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

acidophilic, acidophilous a. [L. acidus, sour; Gr. philein, to love] 1. Tolerating acid; aciduric. 2. Staining readily in an acid stain. acidophobic a. [L. acere, to be ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1910)

Acidophilic, Acidophilous (as-id-o-fil'ik, as-idof'il-us). Readily stained with acid dyes, Acidosis (as-id-o'sis). Increased acidity, or rather decreased alkalinity, of the blood. Acidosteophyte (as-id-os'te-o-fit) [Gr. 4xis point + Borsov bone + ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3I1D2O1P3H4I1L1O1U1S1

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