Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a liking for a low temperature: applied to a group of bacteria whose optimum temperature of growth lies between 15° and 20° C. See bacterium.

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  • adjective Capable of living at relatively low temperature; used especially of certain bacteria.

Etymologies

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psychro- + -philic

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