Definition of oxyphilic in US English:

oxyphilic

adjective

Biology
  • Acidophilic.

adjective

Chemistry
  • Tending to react with oxygen; readily undergoing oxidation; (Geology) lithophilic.

Origin

Early 20th century. From oxy- + -philic. Compare earlier oxyphilous<br>1970s. From oxy- + -philic.

Pronunciation

oxyphilic

/ˌɒksɪˈfɪlɪk/