extremophile

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ex·tre·mo·phile

 (ĭk-strē′mə-fīl′)
n.
Any of various organisms that require extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, or chemical concentration, as in very cold or salty environments, in order to thrive.

extremophile

(ɪkˈstrɛməˌfaɪl)
n
(Microbiology) a microbe that lives in an environment once thought to be uninhabitable, for example in boiling or frozen water
Translations
ekstremofiili
extrêmophile
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Marine biologists have been steadily filling the gaps in knowledge--identifying--for instance so-called extremeophile worms and shrimps that can actually live without oxygen.
They're called extremeophiles, named for their ability to thrive in the most inhospitable environments on Earth--environments that remain intact in Yellowstone in the form of steaming geysers, bubbling mudpots, and scalding thermal pools.
And researchers in Yellowstone use the process to learn more about other extremeophiles.