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thermophile

 [ther´mo-fīl]
a microorganism that grows best at elevated temperatures. adj., adj thermophil´ic.
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ther·mo·phile

, thermophil (ther'mō-fīl, -fil),
An organism that thrives at a temperature of 50°C or higher.
[thermo- + G. phileō, to love]
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thermophile

(thûr′mə-fīl′)
n.
Any of various organisms, such as certain bacteria, requiring temperatures between 45°C and 80°C to thrive.

ther′mo·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
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ther·mo·phile

, thermophil (thĕr'mō-fīl, -fil)
Any organism that thrives at a temperature of 50°C or higher.
[thermo- + G. phileō, to love]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012