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thermostable

[thur-moh-stey-buh l] /ˌθɜr moʊˈsteɪ bəl/
adjective, Biochemistry
1.
capable of being subjected to a moderate degree of heat without loss of characteristic properties, as certain toxins and enzymes (opposed to thermolabile).
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; thermo- + stable2
Related forms
thermostability, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for thermostable

thermostable

/ˌθɜːməʊˈsteɪbəl/
adjective
1.
(of certain chemical and biochemical compounds) capable of withstanding moderate heat without loss of characteristic properties: a thermostable plastic Compare thermolabile
2.
not affected by high temperatures
Derived Forms
thermostability (ˌθɜːməʊstəˈbɪlɪtɪ) noun
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thermostable in Medicine

thermostable ther·mo·sta·ble (thûr'mō-stā'bəl) or ther·mo·sta·bile (-bəl, -bīl')
adj.
Unaffected by relatively high temperatures, as certain ferments or toxins.

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