thermostable

adjective ther·mo·sta·ble \ ˌthər-mō-ˈstā-bəl \

Definition of thermostable

: stable when heated; specifically : retaining characteristic properties on being moderately heated
  • a thermostable bacterial enzyme

thermostability

play \-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of thermostable

1904


Medical Dictionary

thermostable

adjective ther·mo·sta·ble \ ˌthər-mō-ˈstā-bəl \

medical Definition of thermostable

: stable when heated; specifically : retaining characteristic properties on being moderately heated
  • a thermostable bacterial protease

thermostability

play \-stə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun plural thermostabilities

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