acidophile

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acid +‎ -o- +‎ -phile

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acidophile (plural acidophiles)

  1. An organism that lives and thrives under acidic conditions; a form of extremophile.
    • 2000 - Edwards KJ, Bond PL, Gihring TM, Banfield JF. An archaeal iron-oxidizing extreme acidophile important in acid mine drainage. Science 287(5459), pages 1796–1799, pmid:10710303:
      The presence of this and other closely related Thermoplasmales suggests that these acidophiles are important contributors to acid mine drainage and may substantially impact iron and sulfur cycles.
    1. A plant that thrives in relatively acid soil.
      • unknown - Unknown author. FORMATION OF PEATS: Type of Vegetation. Retrieved 2005-03-13:
        Examples of acid vegetation include specific plant associations dominated by heath, sphagnum moss and many other acidophile plants.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

acide +‎ -phile

Adjective[edit]

acidophile (plural acidophiles)

  1. acidophilic

Noun[edit]

acidophile m (plural acidophiles)

  1. acidophile