thermophilic

adjective ther·mo·phil·ic \ ˌthər-mə-ˈfi-lik \
variants: or less commonly thermophilous play \(ˌ)thər-ˈmä-fə-ləs\ or thermophile play \ˈthər-mə-ˌfī(-ə)l\

Definition of thermophilic

: of, relating to, or being an organism living at a high temperature
  • thermophilic fermentation
  • thermophilic bacteria

thermophile

noun

First Known Use of thermophilic

circa 1894

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thermophilic

adjective ther·mo·phil·ic \ ˌthər-mə-ˈfil-ik \
variants: also thermophilous play \(ˌ)thər-ˈmäf-ə-ləs\

medical Definition of thermophilic

: of, relating to, or being an organism living at a high temperature
  • thermophilic bacteria

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