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cryophilic

 [kri″o-fil´ik]
preferring or growing best at low temperatures; psychrophilic.
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cry·mo·phil·ic

(krī'mō-fil'ik),
Preferring cold; denoting microorganisms that thrive best at low temperatures.
Synonym(s): cryophilic
[crymo- + G. philos, fond]
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cryophilic

(krī′ə-fĭl′ĭk) also

cryophilous

(krī-ŏf′ə-ləs)
adj.
Having an affinity for or thriving at low temperatures.
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cry·mo·phil·ic

(krī'mō-fil'ik)
Preferring cold; denoting microorganisms that thrive best at low temperatures.
Synonym(s): cryophilic.
[crymo- + G. philos, fond]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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