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thermophilic

[thur-muh-fil-ik] /ˌθɜr məˈfɪl ɪk/
adjective
1.
growing best in a warm environment.
2.
(of bacteria) growing best at temperatures between 50° and 60°C.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; thermo- + -philic
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thermophilic in Medicine

thermophilic ther·mo·phil·ic (thûr'mə-fĭl'ĭk)
adj.
Requiring high temperatures for normal development, as certain bacteria.

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