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thermophile

[ thur-muh-fahyl, -fil ]
/ ˈθɜr məˌfaɪl, -fɪl /
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noun
a thermophilic organism.
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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 of thermophile

thermophilic or thermophilous (θɜːˈmɒfɪləs), adjective
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