[ thur-moh-ley-bil, -bahyl ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊˈleɪ bɪl, -baɪl /
subject to destruction or loss of characteristic properties by the action of moderate heat, as certain toxins and enzymes (opposed to thermostable).
Related formsther·mo·la·bil·i·ty [thur-moh-luh-bil-i-tee] /ˌθɜr moʊ ləˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for thermolabile
/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈleɪbɪl) /
(of certain biochemical and chemical compounds) easily decomposed or subject to a loss of characteristic properties by the action of heata thermolabile enzyme Compare thermostable (def. 1)
Word Origin for thermolabile
C20: from thermo- + labile
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Medicine definitions for thermolabile
[ thûr′mō-lā′bĭl, -bīl′ ]
Subject to destruction, decomposition, or great change by moderate heating. Used especially of biochemical substances.
Related formsther′mo•la•bil′i•ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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