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hyperthermophile

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːməʊˌfaɪl) /
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noun
an organism, esp a bacterium, that lives at high temperatures (above 80°C), found in some hot springs
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Derived forms of hyperthermophile

hyperthermophilic (ˌhaɪpəˌθɜːməʊˈfɪlɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hyperthermophile

C20: from hyper- + -thermophile
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