extremophile [noun]

Definition of extremophile:

  • Extremely hot or cold
  • Highly acidic or alkaline
  • High pressure
  • High radiation
  • Lack of oxygen

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Sentence/Example of extremophile:

Extremophiles living in deep-sea hydrothermal vents challenge our understanding of the limits of life on Earth.

Scientists are studying extremophiles to learn how life might exist on other planets with harsh conditions.

Bacteria found thriving in boiling hot springs are a prime example of extremophiles.

The extremophiles living in the acidic pools of Yellowstone National Park are a testament to the diversity of life on Earth.

Researchers are investigating the enzymes produced by extremophiles which might have industrial applications.

The discovery of extremophiles in the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean, pushes the boundaries of what we thought life could tolerate.

The extremophiles living in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth, show remarkable adaptations to survive extreme dryness.

Studying how extremophiles repair their DNA could lead to advancements in human medicine.

While extremophiles thrive in extreme environments, most life on Earth is mesophilic.

The search for extremophiles on Mars and other planets focuses on finding evidence of environments that could support life, even if it's very different from life on Earth.