cryophilic
adjective Date: 1942 thriving at low temperatures

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  • cryophilic — SYN: crymophilic. [cryo + G. philos, fond] * * * cryo·phil·ic .krī ə fil ik adj thriving at low temperatures * * * cryo·phil·ic (kri″o filґik) psychrophilic …   Medical dictionary

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  • cryophilic — cry•o•phil•ic [[t]ˌkraɪ oʊˈfɪl ɪk[/t]] adj. ecl thriving at low temperatures • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • cryophilic — /kraɪəˈfɪlɪk/ (say kruyuh filik) adjective well adapted to low temperatures, especially of bacteria developing best at temperatures below 10°C …   Australian English dictionary

  • cryophilic — |krīō|filik adjective Etymology: cry + phile + ic biology, biology : preferring low temperatures; specifically of bacteria : developing best at temperatures below 10° C * * * /kruy oh fil ik/, adj. preferring or thriving at low temperatures. [ …   Useful english dictionary

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