mesophilic


mesophilic
Pertaining to a mesophil.

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me·so·phil·ic .mez-ə-'fil-ik, .mēz-, .mēs-, .mes- adj growing or thriving best in an intermediate environment (as in one of moderate temperature) <\mesophilic bacteria>

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adj.
describing organisms, especially bacteria, that grow best at temperatures of about 25-45°C. Compare psychrophilic, thermophilic.

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meso·phil·ic (mez″o-) (me″zo-filґik) [meso- + -philic] fond of moderate temperature; said of bacteria which develop best at temperatures between 20° and 45° C. Cf. psychrophilic and thermophilic.

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