[ uh-sid-uh-fil-ik, as-i-duh- ]
/ əˌsɪd əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæs ɪ də- /
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Biology. having an affinity for acid stains; eosinophilic.
Ecology. thriving in or requiring an acid environment.
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Also ac·i·doph·i·lous [as-i-dof-uh-luhs], /ˌæs ɪˈdɒf ə ləs/, oxyphilic.
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Certain structures take up only acid dyes, and are called acidophilic, oxyphilic, or eosinophilic.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd