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Related to thermophylic: thermophilic
Resistant to heat, denoting certain microorganisms.
[thermo- + G. phylaxis, protection]
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thermophilic, thermophylic (ther?mo-fil'ik) [? + philein, to love]
Preferring or thriving best at high temperatures, said of bacteria that thrive best at temperatures between 40° and 70°C (104° and 158°F). Synonym: thermoduric
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