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Geophilic 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."