Word of the Day – Mar. 2 – Extremophile

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Dee Dee – Word of the Day

Noun: Extremophile  (ik-STREE-muh-fyle)

Definition: An organism that lives under extreme environmental conditions, as in a hot spring or ice cap.

Example sentence: Research on an extremophile, such as a beetle with anti-freeze blood, has given  scientists confidence that life can exist anywhere where the appropriate building blocks, including a liquid medium and a source of energy can be found.