thermolabile


ther·mo·la·bile

adjective \-ˈlā-ˌbī(-ə)l, -bəl\

Definition of THERMOLABILE

:  unstable when heated; specifically :  subject to loss of characteristic properties on being heated to or above 55°C (131°F) <many immune bodies, enzymes, and vitamins are thermolabile>
ther·mo·la·bil·i·ty \-lā-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Origin of THERMOLABILE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1904

ther·mo·la·bile

adjective \ˌthər-mō-ˈlā-ˌbīl, -bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THERMOLABILE

: unstable when heated; specifically : subject to loss of characteristic properties on being heated to or above 55°C <thermolabile enzymes and vitamins>
ther·mo·la·bil·i·ty \-lā-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural ther·mo·la·bil·i·ties

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: thermoluminescence
Previous Word in the Dictionary: thermojunction
All Words Near: thermolabile

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up thermolabile? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).