: having a chemical affinity for (see affinity entry 1 sense 2b(2))
Among the most interesting of the leaching microorganisms are the moderately thermophilic and acidophilic bacteria …Corale L. Brierly
compare -phobic

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Greek -philos -philous

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“-philic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-philic. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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