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mesophilic

[ mez-uh-fil-ik, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˌmɛz əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə- /
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adjective

(of bacteria) growing best at moderate temperatures, between 25°C and 40°C.

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Also mesophile, me·soph·i·lous [mi-zof-uh-luhs, ‐sof‐]. /mɪˈzɒf ə ləs, ‐ˈsɒf‐/.

Origin of mesophilic

First recorded in 1895–1900; meso- + -philic
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British Dictionary definitions for mesophilic

mesophilic
/ (ˌmɛsəʊˈfɪlɪk) /

adjective

biology (esp of bacteria) having an ideal growth temperature of 20–45°C

Derived forms of mesophilic

mesophile (ˈmɛsəʊˌfaɪl), noun
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