acidophil

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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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This investigation was aimed at a laboratory evaluation of the action of native Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans-and thiooxidans-related acidophile micro-organism (isolated from El Zancudo gold mine in Titiribi, Colombia) on the oxidation of sulphides, mainly consisting of pyrite and arsenopyrite; sulphide concentration varied from 8% to 16% and particle size from 75 [micron]m to 106 [micron]m.
Extremophiles can be classified into thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, alkaliphiles, halophiles, and others [6].