extremophile


ex·trem·o·phile

noun \ik-ˈstrē-mə-ˌfī(-ə)l\

Definition of EXTREMOPHILE

:  an organism that lives under extreme environmental conditions (as in a hot spring or ice cap)

First Known Use of EXTREMOPHILE

1989

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