[ thur-muh-doo r-ik, -dyoo r-ik ]
/ ˌθɜr məˈdʊər ɪk, -ˈdyʊər ɪk /

adjective Bacteriology.

(of certain microorganisms) able to survive high temperatures, as during pasteurization.

Origin of thermoduric

1930–35; thermo- + Latin dūr(āre) to last + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for thermoduric


[ thûr′mō-durĭk ]


Capable of surviving high temperatures, especially those of pasteurization. Used of a microorganism.
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