mesophile
(mes\'o-faīl)
A microorganism with a growth optimum around 20 to 45°C, a minimum of 15 to 20°C, and a maximum about 45°C or lower.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Mesophile — Mésophile L adjectif mésophile se réfère à un organisme qui croît dans des conditions de température modérée (entre 5 et 65 °C). Classiquement, on parle de bactéries mésophiles lorsqu elles croissent à des températures comprises entre 25 et 40 °C …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mésophile — L adjectif mésophile se réfère à un organisme qui croît dans des conditions de température modérée (entre 5 et 65 °C). Classiquement, on parle de bactéries mésophiles lorsqu elles croissent à des températures comprises entre 25 et 40 °C. On parle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mesophile — A mesophile is an organism that grows best in moderate temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, typically between 25 and 40 °C (77 and 104 °F). The term is mainly applied to microorganisms. The habitats of these organisms include especially… …   Wikipedia

  • mesophile — Organism that thrives at moderate temperatures (between, say, 20 40°C) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • mesophile — /mez euh fuyl , fil, mes , mee zeuh , seuh /, Bacteriol. adj. 1. mesophilic. n. 2. a mesophilic bacterium. [1925 30; MESO + PHILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • mesophile — noun An organism, especially a microorganism, that lives and thrives at moderate temperatures. Ant: extremophile See Also: mesophilic …   Wiktionary

  • mesophile — me·so·phile mez ə .fīl, mēz , mēs , mes also me·so·phil .fil n an organism growing at a moderate temperature (as bacteria that grow best at about the temperature of the human body) compare PSYCHROPHILE, THERMOPHILE * * * meso·phile (mezґo )… …   Medical dictionary

  • mesophile — [ mesə(ʊ)fʌɪl] noun Biology an organism, especially a bacterium, that grows best at moderate temperatures. Derivatives mesophilic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • mesophile — meso·phile …   English syllables

  • mesophile — /ˈmizəfaɪl/ (say meezuhfuyl) noun an organism which flourishes at medium temperatures. Compare extremophile, psychrophile, thermophile. {meso + phile} –mesophilic /mizəˈfɪlɪk/ (say meezuh filik), adjec …   Australian English dictionary

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