thermostable

adjective

ther·​mo·​sta·​ble ˌthər-mō-ˈstā-bəl How to pronounce thermostable (audio)
: stable when heated
specifically : retaining characteristic properties on being moderately heated
a thermostable bacterial enzyme
thermostability noun

Examples of thermostable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Avian virulence and thermostable replication of the North American strain of West Nile virus. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermostable was in 1904

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“Thermostable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermostable. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

thermostable

adjective
ther·​mo·​sta·​ble ˌthər-mō-ˈstā-bəl How to pronounce thermostable (audio)
: stable when heated
specifically : retaining characteristic properties on being moderately heated
a thermostable bacterial protease
thermostability noun
plural thermostabilities
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