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Pronunciation: ă-sid′ō-fil, ă-sid′ō-fīl


  1. A structure, cell, or other histologic element staining readily with acidic dyes.
  2. One of the acid-staining cells of the anterior pituitary.
  3. A microorganism that grows well in a highly acidic medium.

[acid + G. philos, fond]

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