Extremophile



/ɪkˈstrɛməˌfaɪl/
noun
1.
a microbe that lives in an environment once thought to be uninhabitable, for example in boiling or frozen water
extremophile
(ĭk-strēm’ə-fīl’)
An organism adapted to living in conditions of extreme temperature, pressure, or chemical concentration, as in highly acidic or salty environments. Many extremophiles are unicellular organisms known as archea.

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