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thermoacidophile

[ thur-moh-uh-sid-uh-fahyl, -as-i-duh- ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊ əˈsɪd əˌfaɪl, -ˈæs ɪ də- /
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noun
any organism that thrives in strongly acidic environments at high temperatures, the greatest number of which are members of the archaea.
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Origin of thermoacidophile

First recorded in 1975–80; thermo- + acidophile
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