Definition of cryophile in English:

cryophile

(also kryophile, cryophil)

adjective

Biology
  • = cryophilic.

noun

Biology
  • A cryophilic organism. Also in extended or humorous use: a person or organism that prefers a colder climate or environment.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Pure Products. From cryo- + -phile, after German kryophil.

Pronunciation

cryophile

/ˈkrʌɪəfʌɪl/