acidophile

Definitions of acidophile
  1. noun
    an organism that thrives in a relatively acid environment
    synonyms: acidophil
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    type of:
    bacteria, bacterium
    (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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