thermolabile

adjective
ther·​mo·​la·​bile | \ˌthər-mō-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

Other Words from thermolabile

thermolability \ˌthər-​mō-​lā-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun

First Known Use of thermolabile

1904, in the meaning defined above

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thermolabile

adjective
ther·​mo·​la·​bile | \ˌthər-mō-ˈlā-ˌbīl, -bəl \

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

Other Words from thermolabile

thermolability \-​lā-​ˈbil-​ət-​ē \ noun plural -ties

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