psy·chro·phile 'sī-krō-.fīl n a psychrophilic organism compare MESOPHILE, THERMOPHILE

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psy·chro·phile (siґkro-fīl) an organism that grows best at low temperatures.

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  • psychrophile — [ psikrɔfil ] adj. et n. m. • 1963; du gr. psukhros « froid » et phile ♦ Biol. Qui vit et se reproduit dans des conditions optimales, à des températures inférieures à 20 oC (en parlant d un micro organisme). N. m. Les psychrophiles. psychrophile… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Psychrophile — Psychrophiles or cryophiles (adj. cryophilic) are extremophilic organisms that are capable of growth and reproduction in cold temperatures, ranging from −15°C to +10°C. Temperatures as low as −15°C are found in pockets of very salty water (brine) …   Wikipedia

  • Psychrophile — Un psychrophile ou psychrotolérant (du grec psukhros, froid) ou cryophile est un type d organisme adapté et capable de survivre à des températures froides par exemple dans les mers polaires ou les abysses (90 % du volume des océans est en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Psychrophile — psichrofilai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmai, kurių gyvenamosios aplinkos (terpės) temperatūra palyginti žema (0–+30 °C). Tai dažniausiai mikroorganizmai, augantys –6–+5 °C temperatūroje. Kitaip nei mezofilai,… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • psychrophile — (si kro faīl) A microorganism that grows well at 0°C and has an optimum growth temperature of 15°C or lower and a temperature maximum around 20°C …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • psychrophile — Organism that grows best at low temperatures …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • psychrophile — See psychrophilic. * * * …   Universalium

  • psychrophile — noun An organism that can live and thrive at temperatures much lower than normal; a form of extremophile …   Wiktionary

  • psychrophile — [ sʌɪkrə(ʊ)fʌɪl] noun Biology an organism that grows best at temperatures close to freezing. Derivatives psychrophilic adjective Origin 1920s: from Gk psukhros cold + phile …   English new terms dictionary

  • psychrophile — psy·chro·phile …   English syllables

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