cryophilic

adjective
cryo·​phil·​ic | \ ˌkrī-ə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce cryophilic (audio) \

Definition of cryophilic

: thriving at low temperatures

First Known Use of cryophilic

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryophilic

cryo- + -philic (after German kryophil)

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The first known use of cryophilic was in 1916

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“Cryophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryophilic. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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cryophilic

adjective
cryo·​phil·​ic | \ ˌkrī-ə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce cryophilic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryophilic

: thriving at low temperatures

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