mesophile etymology

English word mesophile comes from English -phile, English meso-

Detailed word origin of mesophile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phile English (eng) Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving", "friendly", or "friend".
meso- English (eng) (chemistry) Designating an achiral member of a group of diastereoisomers that has at least one chiral member. Intermediate. Middle.
mesophile English (eng) An organism, especially a microorganism, that lives and thrives at moderate temperatures.

Words with the same origin as mesophile

Descendants of -phile
Hungarophile Indophile Londonphile Turcophile Xenaphile amphiphile capnophile coprophile entomophile gerontophile infracaninophile necrophile oenophile parthenophile pedophile pianophile pronucleophile psammophile redophile scopophile siderophile spankophile tobaccophile toxophile
Descendants of meso-
age ageism ageless agelessness agewise mesectoderm mesobuccal mesohabitat mesometeorology mesometritis mesomorphic meson mesopharynx mesophyll mesopuncture mesosalpinx mesosphere mesostatic muon overage period postage teen teenager underage