from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Growing well in an acid medium: acidophilic bacteria.
- adj. Easily stained with acid dyes: an acidophilic cell.
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- adj. of, relating to, or being an acidophile
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. growing well in an acid medium; said of some bacteria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as acidophil.
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- adj. especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium
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Isolation of acidophilic methane-oxidizing bacteria from northern peat wetlands.
Methylocella palustris gen. nov., sp. nov., a new methane-oxidizing acidophilic bacterium from peat bogs, representing a novel subtype of serine-pathway methanotrophs.
The acidophilic methanotrophs form two new genera: Methylocapsaand Methylocella , the latter affiliating with heterotrophic Beijerinckia indica.
Methane oxidation by an extremely acidophilic bacterium of the phylum Verrucomicrobia.
Increased apoptotic and acidophilic bodies were detected in both MH and HH populations of chimeric livers from vTK+ SCID/uPA that received GCV compared to those from mice that did not receive GCV and vTK − SCID/uPA mice (not shown).
Areas of necrosis, acidophilic bodies, necrosis and apoptotic bodies were also featured in these livers but were absent from vTK −
Their model is based on a type of virus in the archaeal kingdom called Crenarchaeota, which thrives in extremely hot, acidic environments like those found on the bottom of the ocean, where the viruses infiltrate hosts called acidophilic hyperthermophiles.
Eosinophilic is sometimes used as a synonym for acidophilic.
Thus, hematoxylin is termed a basophilic stain (i.e., reactive with groups that "love" base = acids), whereas eosin is acidophilic (i.e., reactive with groups that "love" acid = bases).
Neutrophils / Polymorphonuclears 55 to 65 \% of the total count Nucleus consists of 3 to 5 sausage masses of chromatin Granules contain lyzosomal enzymes which has anti-bacterial activity First line of defense against infection - Eosinophils 1 to 3 \% Nucleus is usually bilobed and its cytoplasm contains coarse acidophilic granules Increase in parasitic and allergic infections - Basophils 0.5 to 1 \% Nucleus may assume a S, U or J shaped and its cytoplasm contains larger basophilic granules with histamine and heparin.
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