psychrophilic

adjective
psy·​chro·​phil·​ic | \ ˌsī-krō-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce psychrophilic (audio) \

Definition of psychrophilic

: thriving at a relatively low temperature psychrophilic bacteria

First Known Use of psychrophilic

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychrophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychrophilic. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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psychrophilic

adjective
psy·​chro·​phil·​ic | \ ˌsī-krō-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce psychrophilic (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychrophilic

: thriving at a relatively low temperature psychrophilic bacteria

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