Cryophilic - definition of cryophilic by The Free Dictionary
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cry·o·phil·ic (krī′ə-fĭl′ĭk) also cry·oph·i·lous (krī-ŏf′ə-ləs)
Having an affinity for or thriving at low temperatures.
(Biology) biology able to thrive at low temperatures
cry•o•phil•ic (ˌkraɪ oʊˈfɪl ɪk)
thriving at low temperatures.
References in periodicals archive
In contrast to the cryophilic
erigonines, the presence of another assemblage of spiders is emerging with sampling in Indiana cave entrances and sinkhole floors.
'Okhotsk Sea ostracods in surface sediments: depth distribution of cryophilic
species relative to oceanic environment', Mar.
However, with regard to storage in the frozen remains problematic stability and the ability to reproduce psychrophilic (cryophilic
) microorganisms, which concerns Yersinia and Listeria, Campylobacter, and some other microorganisms.