acidophil

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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidophil. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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acidophil

adjective
acid·​o·​phil | \ ə-ˈsid-ə-ˌfil, a- How to pronounce acidophil (audio) \
variants: also acidophile \ -​ˌfīl How to pronounce acidophile (audio) \

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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