hyperthermophile(redirected from Hyperthermophilia)
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Any of various organisms, such as certain bacteria and archaea, requiring temperatures of 80°C (176°F) or higher to thrive.
hy′per·ther′mo·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
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