Meaning of cryophilic in English:

cryophilic

adjective

Biology
  • Of an organism, especially a bacterium: that flourishes at low temperatures.

Origin

Early 20th century. From cryo- + -philic, after German kryophil.

Pronunciation

cryophilic

/ˌkrʌɪə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪk/