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 (krī′ə-fĭl′ĭk) also cry·oph·i·lous (krī-ŏf′ə-ləs)
Having an affinity for or thriving at low temperatures.
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(Biology) biology able to thrive at low temperatures
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(ˌkraɪ oʊˈfɪl ɪk)

thriving at low temperatures.
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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.