stenothermal

adjective

steno·​ther·​mal ˌste-nə-ˈthər-məl How to pronounce stenothermal (audio)
: capable of surviving over only a narrow range of temperatures
stenothermal fish
stenotherm noun

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stenothermal was in 1881

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“Stenothermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stenothermal. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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