thermophilic

adjective
ther·​mo·​phil·​ic | \ ˌthər-mə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce thermophilic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly thermophilous \ (ˌ)thər-​ˈmä-​fə-​ləs How to pronounce thermophilous (audio) \ or thermophile \ ˈthər-​mə-​ˌfī(-​ə)l How to pronounce thermophile (audio) \

Definition of thermophilic

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

Other Words from thermophilic

thermophile noun

First Known Use of thermophilic

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermophilic was circa 1894

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thermophilic

adjective
ther·​mo·​phil·​ic | \ ˌthər-mə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce thermophilic (audio) \
variants: also thermophilous \ (ˌ)thər-​ˈmäf-​ə-​ləs How to pronounce thermophilous (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermophilic

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

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