acidophil

noun
acid·o·phil | \ə-ˈsi-də-ˌfil, a-\
variants: or less commonly acidophile \-ˌfī(-ə)l \

Definition of acidophil 

: a substance, tissue, or organism that stains readily with acid stains

Other Words from acidophil

acidophil or less commonly acidophile adjective

First Known Use of acidophil

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acidophil

acid entry 1 + -o- + -phil entry 1, -phile entry 1

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The first known use of acidophil was in 1897

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acidophil

adjective
acid·o·phil | \ə-ˈsid-ə-ˌfil, a- \
variants: also acidophile \-ˌfīl \

Medical Definition of acidophil 

(Entry 1 of 2)

acidophil

noun
variants: also acidophile

Medical Definition of acidophil (Entry 2 of 2)

: a substance, tissue, or organism that stains readily with acid stains

called also oxyphile

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