thermophile

[ thur-muh-fahyl, -fil ]
/ ˈθɜr məˌfaɪl, -fɪl /

noun

a thermophilic organism.

Origin of thermophile

First recorded in 1895–1900; thermo- + -phile
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British Dictionary definitions for thermophile

thermophile

thermophil (ˈθɜːməʊˌfɪl)

/ (ˈθɜːməʊˌfaɪl) /

noun

an organism, esp a bacterium or plant, that thrives under warm conditions

adjective

thriving under warm conditions

Derived Forms

thermophilic or thermophilous (θɜːˈmɒfɪləs), adjective
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Medicine definitions for thermophile

thermophile

[ thûrmə-fīl′ ]

n.

An organism that thrives at a temperature of 50°C or higher.
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