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Is there a word or two words that describes a person who loves to be in a very cold environment (e.g. below 20°C) and dislikes temperatures that are not very cold?

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Canadian ? ........... –  mgb Nov 24 '11 at 2:23
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Wait ...how is 20C considered very cold? Are you thermophilic or something? –  JeffSahol Nov 24 '11 at 2:29
    
@JeffSahol, sorry, I am a Hyperthermophilic ... just kidding. –  Larry Morries Nov 24 '11 at 7:32
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Moi. . . . . . –  muntoo Nov 24 '11 at 8:31

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Cryophilic is the only word that comes to my mind:

Having an affinity for or thriving at low temperatures.

The antonym is thermophilic.

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This is the general term. Is there one including the specific 20C limit? –  Hugo Nov 24 '11 at 8:23
    
@Hugo: Why would there be? What's so special about 20C? Am I to understand that there should be a special word for every temperature limit? :) –  RiMMER Nov 24 '11 at 18:00
    
I've no idea why there would be, but that's what the question's asking... –  Hugo Nov 24 '11 at 19:05

Actually, I had another word after searching for a while - the word is - Psychrophiles

(Just in case any one want other alternative)

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