from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Growing well in an acid medium.
  • adjective Easily stained with acid dyes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as acidophil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective growing well in an acid medium; said of some bacteria.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, relating to, or being an acidophile

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium


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