psychrophilic

/ (ˌsaɪkrəʊˈfɪlɪk) /

adjective

(esp of bacteria) showing optimum growth at low temperatures

Nearby words

  1. psychrometer,
  2. psychrometric,
  3. psychrometric chart,
  4. psychrometry,
  5. psychrophile,
  6. psychrophobia,
  7. psychrophore,
  8. psykter,
  9. psylla,
  10. psyllid

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Medicine definitions for psychrophilic

psychrophilic

[ sī′krō-fĭlĭk ]

adj.

Thriving at relatively low temperatures. Used of certain bacteria.

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