Definition of Psychrophilic

1. Adjective. Capable of living at relatively low temperature; used especially of certain bacteria. ¹



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Definition of Psychrophilic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psychrophilic

psychozoic
psychro-
psychrometer
psychrometers
psychrometre
psychrometres
psychrometric
psychrometric chart
psychrometrical
psychrometrically
psychrometrics
psychrometries
psychrometry
psychrophile
psychrophiles
psychrophilic (current term)
psychrophobia
psychrophyte
psychrophytes
psychrotherapy
psychrotrophic
psychs
psychs out
psychspeak
psykter
psykters
psylla
psyllas
psyllid
psyllids

Literary usage of Psychrophilic

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1. Agricultural Bacteriology by Joseph Eames Greaves (1922)
"psychrophilic bacteria are those which grow best at relatively low temperatures, usually below 10° C. They are most common in cold waters such as those of ..."

2. Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars, National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006)
"Studies of microbial diversity in polar oceans have shown, in addition to psychrophilic bacteria (Wells and Deming. 2003: Huston et al. ..."

3. A Text Book of General Bacteriology by William Dodge Frost, Eugene Franklin McCampbell (1910)
"The psychrophilic bacteria were found by Foster growing in melting ice. ... These psychrophilic bacteria are similar to the red snow plants found in the ..."

4. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by William Dodge Frost, Eugene Franklin McCampbell (1910)
"The psychrophilic bacteria were found by Foster growing in melting ice. ... These psychrophilic bacteria are similar to the red snow plants found in the ..."

5. Pathogenic Micro-organisms: Including Bacteria and Protozoa; a Practical by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams (1910)
"... psychrophilic species being about 37° C., for the mesophilic species about 45° to 55° C., and for the ther- mophilic species about 75° C. There are no ..."

6. Pathogenic microörganisms: A Practical Manual for Students, Physicians, and by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams, Charles Krumwiede (1920)
"The thermal death-point for the psychrophilic species is about 37° C., for the mesophilic species about 45° to 55° C., and for the thermophilic species ..."

7. Pathogenic Microörganisms: A Practical Manual for Students, Physicians, and by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams, Charles Krumwiede (1917)
"Microorganisms have been classified according to the temperatures at which they develop, as follows: psychrophilic Microbes.—Minimum at 0° C., ..."

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