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In the anterior pituitary, the term "acidophil" is used to describe two different types of cells:

Acidophil cell
Identifiers
THH3.08.02.2.00020
Anatomical terminology

When using standard staining techniques, they cannot be distinguished from each other (though they can be distinguished from basophils and chromophobes),[1] and are therefore identified simply as "acidophils".

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  1. ^ Histology image:14002loa from Vaughan, Deborah (2002). A Learning System in Histology: CD-ROM and Guide. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195151732.