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Definition of the noun acidophil

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noun - plural: acidophils

  1. an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • alternative spelling: acidophile
    • more generic words: bacteria / bacterium = single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult

Alternative definition of the noun acidophil


  1. [immunology] Less common term for an eosinophil.

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Google previewInfectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles (2007)

Color Atlas and Text by Elliott R. Jacobson

Acidophil is a collective term used for leukocytes with prominent eosinophilic cytoplasmic granules and includes both heterophils and eosinophils (Montali, 1988). in some publications, reptilian acidophils are described as a single lineage and ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

acidophil. (acidophilic) adj. 1. (in histology) describing tissues, cells, ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

acidophil [ -sid'o-fil′′] 1.a histologicalstructure, cell, or other element staining readily withacid dyes. 2. two types of cells in the pars ...

Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary Elsevieron VitalSource (2011)

by Dorland

acidophil g's 1. granules staining with acid dyes. 2. alpha g's (def. 3). acrosomal g. a large globule formed by the coalescence of proacrosomal granules, contained within a membrane-bounded acrosomal ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

acidophil acinous adenocarcinoma the evaluation of genetic disorders known as mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS). acidophil/as′′idōfil, əsid′′əfil/ [L, acidus, acid + Gk, philein, to love], 1. a particular staining pattern of cells and tissues when ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

See c, acidophil, c.s, palatine, the cells formed by the junction of the palatine and ethmoid bones, c, parietal. Same as c, delmorphous. c, peptic. Same as c, adelomorphous, c, pigmented, one containing granules of pigment, c, pillar, a peculiar ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

acid-, a prefix meaning “sour, bitter, acid”: acidemia, acidophil. acidaemia. See acidemia. See also propionic acidaemia. acidalbumin, a substance formed by the action of mild acid solutions on albumin. Also called metaprotein.

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

A abnormal; abortion; absolute temperature; absorbance; acceptor; accommodation; acetone; acetum; achondroplasia; acid; acidophil, acidophilic; acromion; actin; Actinomyces; activity [radiation]; adenine; adenoma; adenosine; admittance; ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (2010)

by Sanjay Yadav

acidophil 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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoology (1999)

by Sudhir Pradhan

they may be basophil, acidophil or neutrophil. HETEROPHORIA A tendency of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology (2012)

by Jeffrey T Huber, Mary L Gillaspy

acidophil: A bacterial organism that grows well in an acid medium. acidophilus: Bacteria most commonly found in yogurt that , when ingested, helps restore "good" bacteria that are essential for the digestive ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

ACIDOPHIL Eosinophil q.v. ACIDOSIS 1. An elevation in the acidity of the blood. 2. A poisonous chemical imbalance in the blood that may lead to coma and death . ACID RAIN Rain containing nitric and sulfuric acid, formed when nitrogen and ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Acidophil 1. Cells or microorganisms that have affinity for acidic dyes. 2. An organism that grows only under acidic conditions. Acidophilic Having an affinity for acidic dye or staining readily with acidic dyes. Acidophilic Adenoma A tumor of the ...

Google previewAne's Encyclopedic Dictionary of General & Applied Entomology (2009)

by Manjit Singh Dhooria

Oenocytoids - rounded acidophil ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2000)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

acidophil (1) A cell or substance easily stained by acid dyes. (2) An organism that has an affinity for, and grows in, an acidic environment. Also spelled “acidophile.

Google previewDictionary of Antibiotics & Related Substances (1987)

by Barrie W. Bycroft

From Pseudomonas acidophil a and P. mesoacidophila.

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