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In biology, a Cryophile is an organism that is able to survive and thrive in areas that have very low temperatures. (Cryo- is a word part meaning cold, while -phile is a word part meaning likes/favors.)

It may also simply refer to a person who just really likes the cold. This trait is common among Canadians, Russians, and people from North Dakota.
Snow Algae is a cryophilic organism.

John Doe often likes to go for walks in the
-20°f North Dakotan weather. His friends call him a cryophile.
by Unlosing Ranger January 05, 2014
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