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Definition of «Extremophile»

Extremophile: An organism that lives under extreme conditions. An example of an extremophile is Methanococcus jannaschii, a microbe that lives near hydrothermal vents deep beneath the sea. The term extremophile was coined late in the 20th century from extreme + -phile, liking = liking extreme (conditions).

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  • extremophile: Definition from Answers.com

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    The first extremophile to have its genome sequenced was Methanococcus jannaschii, a microbe that lives near hydrothermal vents 2,600 meters ...

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  • Extremophile | Define Extremophile at Dictionary.com

    World English Dictionary extremophile (ɪkˈstrɛməˌfaɪl) — n a microbe that lives in an environment once thought to be uninhabitable, for example in boiling or ...

  • Extremophile - Wikinfo

    An extremophile (from Latin extremus meaning "extreme" and Greek philiÄ (φιλία) meaning "love") is an organism that thrives in and may even require ...

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