Definitions

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  • n. An organism that can live and thrive at temperatures much lower than normal; a form of extremophile.

Etymologies

psychro- + -phile (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • a so-called "psychrophile" or a cold-loving bacterium that is known to leave a reddish tinge on the sea ice it sometimes inhabits in polar regions.

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