Definition of psychrophile in English:

psychrophile

Line breaks: psy¦chro|phile
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪkrə(ʊ)fʌɪl/

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noun

Biology
  • An organism that grows best at temperatures close to freezing.

Derivatives

psychrophilic

adjective

Origin

1920s: from Greek psukhros 'cold' + -phile.

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