psychrophilic

psychrophilic
Pertaining to a psychrophile. [psychro- + G. phileo, to love]

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psy·chro·phil·ic .sī-krō-'fil-ik adj thriving at a relatively low temperature <\psychrophilic bacteria>

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adj.
describing organisms, especially bacteria, that grow best at temperatures of 0-25°C. Compare mesophilic, thermophilic.

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psy·chro·phil·ic (si″kro-filґik) [psychro- + -philic] fond of cold; said of bacteria that grow in the cold, often growing best between 15° and 20° C. See also mesophilic and thermophilic.

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  • psychrophilic — [sī΄krō fil′ik] adj. 〚 PSYCHRO + PHIL(E) + IC〛 Biol. growing best at low temperatures psychrophile [sī΄krōfīl΄] n. * * * psy·chro·phil·ic (sī krō fĭlʹĭk) adj …   Universalium

  • psychrophilic — [sī΄krō fil′ik] adj. [ PSYCHRO + PHIL(E) + IC] Biol. growing best at low temperatures psychrophile [sī΄krōfīl΄] n …   English World dictionary

  • psychrophilic — adjective Date: 1897 thriving at a relatively low temperature < psychrophilic bacteria > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • psychrophilic — cold loving. Opposite of thermophilic …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • psychrophilic — adjective Capable of living at relatively low temperature; used especially of certain bacteria …   Wiktionary

  • psychrophilic — thriving in cold temperatures Love and Attraction …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • psychrophilic — psy·chro·phil·ic …   English syllables

  • psychrophilic — adj. describing organisms, especially bacteria, that grow best at temperatures of 0–25°C. Compare: mesophilic, thermophilic …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • psychrophilic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychrophilic bacterium — a bacterium whose optimum temperature for growth is 15° to 20°C …   Medical dictionary

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