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Any of various organisms, especially certain archaea, bacteria, and fungi, that thrive at low temperatures between about 10°C and 20°C.

psy′chro·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
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This yeast is also described as cryophile and osmotolerant [14].Among the Non-Saccharomyces yeasts isolated from our grape must, we have the species Hanseniaspora uvarum, Candida solani and Candia pseudointermedia.
These bacteria are weather-resistant cryophiles with ancestors that hail from cold places like the Himalayas and Antarctica.
Within that range there are organisms that grow best when the temperature is < 10[degrees]C (< 50[degrees]F; cryophiles or psychrophiles), 10 to 40[degrees]C (50 to 104[degrees]F; mesophiles), and > 40[degrees]C (> 104[degrees]F; thermophiles).