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thermophile

[thur-muh-fahyl, -fil]
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noun
  1. a thermophilic organism.

Origin of thermophile

First recorded in 1895–1900; thermo- + -phile
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British Dictionary definitions for thermophile

thermophile

thermophil (ˈθɜːməʊˌfɪl)

noun
  1. an organism, esp a bacterium or plant, that thrives under warm conditions
adjective
  1. thriving under warm conditions
Derived Formsthermophilic or thermophilous (θɜːˈmɒfɪləs), adjective
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thermophile in Medicine

thermophile

(thûrmə-fīl′)
n.
  1. An organism that thrives at a temperature of 50°C or higher.
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