psychrophile

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psychrophile

[′sī·krə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism that thrives at low temperatures.
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Within that range there are organisms that grow best when the temperature is < 10[degrees]C (< 50[degrees]F; cryophiles or psychrophiles), 10 to 40[degrees]C (50 to 104[degrees]F; mesophiles), and > 40[degrees]C (> 104[degrees]F; thermophiles).