Having an affinity for acid dyes; denoting certain cell or tissue elements. SYN: oxyphil (3), oxyphile.

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oxy·phil·ic .äk-si-'fil-ik also oxyphil or oxyphile adj ACIDOPHILIC

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oxy·phil·ic (ok″se-filґik) [oxy- + -philic] acidophilic (def. 1).

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