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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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

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


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