thermophilic

[thur-muh-fil-ik]

adjective

growing best in a warm environment.
(of bacteria) growing best at temperatures between 50° and 60°C.

Origin of thermophilic

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

thermophilic

[thûr′mə-fĭlĭk]

adj.

Requiring high temperatures for normal development, as certain bacteria.
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