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mesophile

noun me·so·phile \ ˈmez-ə-ˌfīl , ˈmēz- , ˈmēs- , ˈmes- \
variants: also mesophil play \-ˌfil\

medical Definition of mesophile

:an organism growing at a moderate temperature (as bacteria that grow best at about the temperature of the human body) — compare psychrophile, thermophile

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