psychrophilic


psychrophilic
psychrophilic [sī΄krō fil′ik]
adj.
PSYCHRO- + -PHIL(E) + -IC
Biol. growing best at low temperatures
psychrophile [sī΄krōfīl΄]
n.

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psy·chro·phil·ic (sī'krō-fĭlʹĭk) adj.
Thriving at relatively low temperatures. Used of certain bacteria.
  psy'chro·phileʹ (-fīlʹ) n.

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Universalium. 2010.

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