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thermophile

[thur-muh-fahyl, -fil] /ˈθɜr məˌfaɪl, -fɪl/
noun
1.
a thermophilic organism.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; thermo- + -phile
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  • The temperatures of optimum growth for the thermophile and mesophile differ from the room temperature.
British Dictionary definitions for thermophile

thermophile

/ˈθɜːməʊˌfaɪl/
noun
1.
an organism, esp a bacterium or plant, that thrives under warm conditions
adjective
2.
thriving under warm conditions
Derived Forms
thermophilic, thermophilous (θɜːˈmɒfɪləs) adjective
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thermophile in Medicine

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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