acidophilic

adjective

ac·​i·​do·​phil·​ic ˌa-sə-dō-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce acidophilic (audio)
1
: staining readily with acid stains : acidophil
2
: preferring or thriving in a relatively acid environment

Word History

Etymology

acid entry 1 + -o- + -philic

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of acidophilic was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Acidophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidophilic. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

acidophilic

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