thermolabile

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adjective ther·mo·la·bile \-ˈlā-ˌbī(-ə)l, -bəl\

Definition of thermolabile

  1. :  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

thermolability

play \-lā-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of thermolabile

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thermolabile

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

Medical Definition of thermolabile

  1. :  unstable when heated; specifically :  subject to loss of characteristic properties on being heated to or above 55°C thermolabile enzymes and vitamins

thermolability

\-lā-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

thermolabilities


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