thermoduric

adjective

ther·​mo·​du·​ric ˌthər-mō-ˈdu̇r-ik How to pronounce thermoduric (audio)
-ˈdyu̇r-
: able to survive high temperatures
specifically : able to survive pasteurization
used of microorganisms

Word History

Etymology

therm- + Latin durare to last — more at during

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thermoduric was in 1927

Dictionary Entries Near thermoduric

Cite this Entry

“Thermoduric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoduric. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

thermoduric

adjective
ther·​mo·​du·​ric ˌthər-mō-ˈd(y)u̇(ə)r-ik How to pronounce thermoduric (audio)
: thermotolerant
thermoduric bacteria
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