Geophilic

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Geophillic means soil loving or preferring the soil.[1] This term is usually used when referring to certain types of fungi or molds that live in the soil.[2] Many of these organisms are usually recovered from the soil but occasionally infect humans and animals. They cause a marked inflammatory reaction, which limits the spread of the infection and may lead to a spontaneous cure but may also leave scars.[3]

Can also refer to someone who loves the earth, sustainability or “green” initiatives. An individual with these tendencies may be referred to as a "geophile".

  1. ^ Biology-Online.org http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Geophilic
  2. ^ Geophilic: Definition from Answers.com
  3. ^ The Dermatophytes - Weitzman, Irene http://cmr.asm.org/cgi/reprint/8/2/240.pdf