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Acidophile

Definition of the noun acidophile

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noun - plural: acidophiles

  1. an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • alternative spelling: acidophil
    • 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 acidophile

noun

  1. an organism that lives and thrives under acidic conditions; a form of extremophile
  2. a plant that will thrive in relatively acid soil

Explanation

  1. Acidophile: Acidophiles or acidophilic organisms are those that thrive under highly acidic conditions. These organisms can be found in different branches of the tree of life, including Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukaryotes.
    • also known as Acidofilna kultura, Asidofili
  2. Acidophile: An acidophile describes is a term used by histologists to describe a particular staining pattern of cells and tissues when using haematoxylin and eosin stains. Specifically, the name refers to structures which "love" acid, and take it up readily.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acidophile

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Google previewDictionary of Environmental Health (2003)

by David Worthington

acidophile. A microorganism that grows better inacidconditions.These are typically within the PH range 2 to 4.5. See also: HIGHACID FOOD; LOWACIDFOOD acne A widespread inflammation of the skin of (especially) the.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

At the other end of the temperature spectrum, the most thermophilic extreme acidophile known is the facultatively anaerobic sulfur-metabolizing archaeon Acidianus infernus, which has a growth temperature optimum of 90 C and a maximum of ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2010)

by Moselio Schaechter

At the other end of the temperature spectrum, the most thermophilic extreme acidophile known is the facultatively anaerobic sulfur-metabolizing archaeon Acidianus infernus, which has a growth temperature optimum of 90 C and a maximum of ...

Google previewPhysiology, Pathology, Bacteriology, Anatomy, Dictionary (1904)

Acidophile Bacteria in Intestine. Weiss“ has investigated the intestinal contents, using Heymann's method (suspension of contents in acetic acid bouillon) by which the colon group is suppressed and pure cultures of other intestinal bacteria are ...

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

See Acidophile. Acidophile. Capable of being stained readily by acid dyes; acidophil. 3r:TT'it, 3...it Acidoresistant.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Acidophile. FELIPE GO ́MEZ Centro de Astrobiologıa (CSIC-INTA), Instituto Nacional de Te ́cnica Aeroespacial, Torrejo...

also Achondrites Acid Hydrolysis Definition Acid Maceration Definition See also Acidophile Keywords Definition Overview.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

acidophile See extremophile. acid precipitation Precipitation that has a pH lower than about 5.0, which is the average pH of water droplets in clouds.

Google previewThe Pesticide Encyclopedia (2014)

by Kalyani Paranjape, Vasant Gowariker, V N Krishnamurthy, Sugha Gowariker

Acidophile weeds: Weed species that are characteristically acid plants (e.g. Cynodon dactylon, Digitaria sanguinalis). Acetylcholine (ACh): A neurotransmitter in the nervous system. Acidic herbicides: Herbicides that possess carboxyl or ...

Google previewLippincott's New Medical Dictionary (1910)

A Vocabulary of the Terms Used in Medicine, and the Allied Sciences, with Their Pronunciation, Etymology, and Signification, Including Much Collateral Information of a Descriptive and Encyclopedic Character by Henry Ware Cattell

Oxyphile (= acidophile), Palatine, Parietal (= marginal), Peptic, Perith- ral, Pigment, ...

Google previewMCGRAW-HILL DICTIONARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (2003)

by McGraw-Hill Education

ko-a'fish-ont} acidophile [BIOL] 1.Any substance, tissue, or organism having an affinity for acid stains. 2. An organism having a preference for an acid environment. {a'sid-a.fil ] acidotrophic [BIOL] Having an acid nutrient requirement.

Google previewA Dictionary of New Medical Terms (1905)

Including Upwards of 38,000 Words and Many Useful Tables, Being a Supplement to "An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology, and Allied Sciences". by George Milbry Gould

Acidophil, Acidophile ...

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

acidophil, acidophile (as-id'-o-fil) [acidum, acid; loving], x. Susceptible of imbibing acid stains. 2. A substance having an affinity for acid stains. acidosis (as-id-o'-sis) [ acidum, acid].

Google previewA practical medical dictionary ... (1914)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

Oxyphil; also written acidophile, acidophilic, acidophilous. acido'sis. A condition in which there is an excess of acid products in ...

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