Definitions

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  • n. An organism, especially a microorganism, that lives and thrives at moderate temperatures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as mesophilous.

Etymologies

meso-, from Ancient Greek μέσος (mesos, "middle"), + -phile. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The following semi-deciduous elements were combined: typical mesophile, fluxuating humid mesophile, notophile, and microphile forests.

    Cuban dry forests

  • The following perennial tropical forest latifoliate elements were combined: low altitude pluvial, submontane pluvial, montane pluvial, typical cloud, low cloud over serpentine, low altitude evergreen mesophile, submontane evergreen mesophile, and coastal microphile.

    Cuban moist forests

  • Located between northern and southern deserts of Asia, Kopet Dag mountains could house relic mesophile flora and fauna which could not survive aridization of adjacent lowlands.

    Kopet Dag woodlands and forest steppe

  • The researchers will look at AK in two bacteria: a thermophile (Thermus thermophilus) and a mesophile (E. coli).

    Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News

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