thermophile

[thur-muh-fahyl, -fil]
noun
a thermophilic organism.

Origin:
1895–1900; thermo- + -phile

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thermophile or thermophil (ˈθɜːməʊˌfaɪl, ˈθɜːməʊˌfɪl)
 
n
1.  an organism, esp a bacterium or plant, that thrives under warm conditions
 
adj
2.  thriving under warm conditions
 
thermophil or thermophil
 
n
 
adj
 
thermo'philic or thermophil
 
adj
 
thermophilous or thermophil
 
adj

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thermophile ther·mo·phile (thûr'mə-fīl') or ther·mo·phil (-fĭl)
n.
An organism that thrives at a temperature of 50°C or higher.

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The temperatures of optimum growth for the thermophile and mesophile differ from the room temperature.
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