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acidophilic

[uh-sid-uh-fil-ik, as-i-duh-]
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adjective
  1. Biology. having an affinity for acid stains; eosinophilic.
  2. Ecology. thriving in or requiring an acid environment.
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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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