[thur-muh-doo r-ik, -dyoo r-ik]
(of certain microorganisms) able to survive high temperatures, as during pasteurization.
Origin of thermoduric
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Capable of surviving high temperatures, especially those of pasteurization. Used of a microorganism.
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