acidophilic

adjective
ac·​i·​do·​phil·​ic | \ ˌa-sə-dō-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce acidophilic (audio) \

Definition of acidophilic

1 : staining readily with acid stains : acidophil
2 : preferring or thriving in a relatively acid environment

First Known Use of acidophilic

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acidophilic

acid entry 1 + -o- + -philic

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“Acidophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidophilic. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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acidophilic

adjective
acid·​o·​phil·​ic | \ -ˈfil-ik How to pronounce acidophilic (audio) \

Medical Definition of acidophilic

1 : staining readily with acid stains : acidophil acidophilic white blood cells
2 : preferring or thriving in a relatively acid environment acidophilic bacteria

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