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[krahy-oh-fil-ik] /ˌkraɪ oʊˈfɪl ɪk/

preferring or thriving at low temperatures.
(biology) able to thrive at low temperatures

cryophilic cry·o·phil·ic (krī’ə-fĭl’ĭk) or cry·oph·i·lous (krī-ŏf’ə-ləs)
Having an affinity for or thriving at low temperatures. Used of microorganisms.


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