psychrophilic
adjective Date: 1897 thriving at a relatively low temperature <
psychrophilic bacteria
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  • psychrophilic — [sī΄krō fil′ik] adj. 〚 PSYCHRO + PHIL(E) + IC〛 Biol. growing best at low temperatures psychrophile [sī΄krōfīl΄] n. * * * psy·chro·phil·ic (sī krō fĭlʹĭk) adj …   Universalium

  • psychrophilic — [sī΄krō fil′ik] adj. [ PSYCHRO + PHIL(E) + IC] Biol. growing best at low temperatures psychrophile [sī΄krōfīl΄] n …   English World dictionary

  • psychrophilic — Pertaining to a psychrophile. [psychro + G. phileo, to love] * * * psy·chro·phil·ic .sī krō fil ik adj thriving at a relatively low temperature <psychrophilic bacteria> * * * adj. describing organisms, especially bacteria, that grow best at …   Medical dictionary

  • psychrophilic — cold loving. Opposite of thermophilic …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • psychrophilic — adjective Capable of living at relatively low temperature; used especially of certain bacteria …   Wiktionary

  • psychrophilic — thriving in cold temperatures Love and Attraction …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • psychrophilic — psy·chro·phil·ic …   English syllables

  • psychrophilic — adj. describing organisms, especially bacteria, that grow best at temperatures of 0–25°C. Compare: mesophilic, thermophilic …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • psychrophilic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychrophilic bacterium — a bacterium whose optimum temperature for growth is 15° to 20°C …   Medical dictionary

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