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acidophil

[ə′sid·ə‚fil]
(biology)
Any substance, tissue, or organism having an affinity for acid stains.
An organism having a preference for an acid environment.
(histology)
An alpha cell of the adenohypophysis.
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Electron microscopy may still be helpful for the diagnoses of some pituitary tumors including the rare acidophil stem cell adenomas or the unusual lesion known as the silent subtype 3 adenoma.
Instead the major components are the phagocytic hemocyte and the granular acidophil and the process closely resembles gonad resorption.
Osage University Partners, Red Abbey Venture Partners, and company co-founder Acidophil LLC also participated in the round.