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thermophilic

[thur-muh-fil-ik]
adjective
  1. growing best in a warm environment.
  2. (of bacteria) growing best at temperatures between 50° and 60°C.
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Origin of thermophilic

First recorded in 1895–1900; thermo- + -philic
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thermophilic in Medicine

thermophilic

(thûr′mə-fĭlĭk)
adj.
  1. Requiring high temperatures for normal development, as certain bacteria.
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