One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of an organism: that inhabits or prefers an environment of (especially rapidly) flowing water. Contrasted with rheophobic.
A rheophile organism. Contrasted with rheophobe.
1930s; earliest use found in Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language. From rheo- + -phile, after either Russian reofil or German rheophil (R. Lauterborn 1902, perhaps independently of Ivanov's use).
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.