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Acidophil

Acidophil

1. One of the acid-staining cells of the anterior pituitary.

2. a microorganism that grows well in a highly acid media.

Synonym: acidophilic.

Origin: acid _ g. Philos, fond

3.Another name for one of the visible granules called eosinophil in the white blood cell.


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... eat antigens (e.g. neutrophil and macrophage), some other cells secrete enzyme(s) or other protein substance(s) to kill pathogens (e.g. basophil, acidophil), another cell produces antibody (B-cell), et. etc. Maybe this is what Arthurius meant by "not always endocrine" --> some cells ...

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by DoctorStein
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