Definitions for "EXTREMOPHILES"
Microorganisms capable of growing under extreme physicochemical conditions such as high temperatures, pressures, and acidity.
A catch-all term for organisms living in harsh conditions. The definition of "extreme" environments is usually a taxonomic one, meaning an environment where only a restricted range of organisms can live.
A group of organisms whose growth is dependent on extreme environmental conditions, e.g., extreme halophiles, extreme psychrophiles, extreme thermophiles.