acidophilic

[uh-sid-uh-fil-ik, as-i-duh-]

adjective

Biology. having an affinity for acid stains; eosinophilic.
Ecology. thriving in or requiring an acid environment.

Nearby words

  1. acidogenic,
  2. acidolysis,
  3. acidometer,
  4. acidophil,
  5. acidophil adenoma,
  6. acidophilus,
  7. acidophilus milk,
  8. acidosis,
  9. acidulant,
  10. acidulate

Also ac·i·doph·i·lous [as-i-dof-uh-luh s] /ˌæs ɪˈdɒf ə ləs/, oxyphilic.

Origin of acidophilic

First recorded in 1895–1900; acidophil + -ic

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