thermolabile

adjective
ther·​mo·​la·​bile | \ ˌthər-mō-ˈlā-ˌbī(-ə)l How to pronounce thermolabile (audio) , -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 How to pronounce thermolabile (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of thermolabile

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Thermolabile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermolabile. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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thermolabile

adjective
ther·​mo·​la·​bile | \ ˌthər-mō-ˈlā-ˌbīl How to pronounce thermolabile (audio) , -bəl How to pronounce thermolabile (audio) \

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 How to pronounce thermolabile (audio) \ noun, plural thermolabilities

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