thermolabile

thermolabile

[thur-moh-ley-bil, -bahyl]
adjective Biochemistry.
subject to destruction or loss of characteristic properties by the action of moderate heat, as certain toxins and enzymes (opposed to thermostable ).

Origin:
1900–05; thermo- + labile

thermolability [thur-moh-luh-bil-i-tee] , noun
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thermolabile (ˌθɜːməʊˈleɪbɪl)
 
adj
Compare thermostable (of certain biochemical and chemical compounds) easily decomposed or subject to a loss of characteristic properties by the action of heat: a thermolabile enzyme
 
[C20: from thermo- + labile]

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thermolabile ther·mo·la·bile (thûr'mō-lā'bĭl, -bīl')
adj.
Subject to destruction, decomposition, or great change by moderate heating. Used especially of biochemical substances.


ther'mo·la·bil'i·ty (-bĭl'ĭ-tē) n.
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