psychrophilic

/ (ˌsaɪkrəʊˈfɪlɪk) /

adjective

(esp of bacteria) showing optimum growth at low temperatures

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Medical definitions for psychrophilic

psychrophilic
[ sī′krō-fĭlĭk ]

adj.

Thriving at relatively low temperatures. Used of certain bacteria.
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