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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 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 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 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 Microbiology, Four-Volume Set (2000)

by Martin Alexander, Barry R. Bloom, David A. Hopwood, Roger Hull, Barbara H. Iglewski, Allen I. Laskin, Stephen G. Oliver, Moselio Schaechter, William C. Summers

hyperthermophilic genus Archaeoglobus; and the thermophilic wall-less acidophile Thermoplasma. The recent application of 16S rRNA-based molecular techniques to survey natural environments has dramatically changed our perspective ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

See also ACIDOPHILE, ALKALIPHILE, HALOPHILE, HYPERTHERMOPHILE, PSYCHROPHILE, and THERMOPHILE. extremozyme One of a range of enzymes , present in *extremophiles, that continue to function at temperatures, salinities, ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Robert A. Lewis

(acidophile). An organism that grows and lives successfully in acidic environments. acidophil granule. (oxyphil granule). A granule that stains with an acid dye such as eosin. acidosis. A condition in which blood pH decreases, either for ...

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 previewSoil and Environmental Science Dictionary (2001)

by E.G. Gregorich, L. W. Turchenek, M.R. Carter, Denis A. Angers

racines adventives aerobic aérobie aßatoxin aßatoxine after-ripening postmaturation acidophilic acidiphile, acidophile actual use (range-pasture) utilisation agroforestry agroforesterie, agrosylviculture agro-silvo-pastoral agro- sylvo-pastoral ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

See also ACIDOPHILE; ALKALIPHILE; HALOPHILE; HYPERTHERMOPHILE; PSYCHROPHILE; ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2000)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

Also spelled “acidophile.” ACL Alternate concentration limit. ACM Asbestos- containing material. ACM® Thin film composite reverse osmosis membrane by TriSep Corp. Acme Former screening equipment manufacturer. ACM-LPTM Low ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

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

acidophile [ -sid'o-fīl′′]see acidophil. acidophilic [as′′-do-fil'ik] 1. easily stained with acid dyes. 2. growing best on acid media.

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