thermostable

[ thur-moh-stey-buh l ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊˈsteɪ bəl /

adjective Biochemistry.

capable of being subjected to a moderate degree of heat without loss of characteristic properties, as certain toxins and enzymes (opposed to thermolabile).

Nearby words

  1. thermoscope,
  2. thermosensitive,
  3. thermosetting,
  4. thermosiphon,
  5. thermosphere,
  6. thermostat,
  7. thermostatics,
  8. thermosteresis,
  9. thermosystaltic,
  10. thermotaxis

Origin of thermostable

First recorded in 1900–05; thermo- + stable2

Related formsther·mo·sta·bil·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for thermostable

thermostable

/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈsteɪbəl) /

adjective

(of certain chemical and biochemical compounds) capable of withstanding moderate heat without loss of characteristic propertiesa thermostable plastic Compare thermolabile
not affected by high temperatures
Derived Formsthermostability (ˌθɜːməʊstəˈbɪlɪtɪ), noun

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Medicine definitions for thermostable

thermostable

[ thûr′mō-stābəl ]

adj.

Unaffected by relatively high temperatures, as certain ferments or toxins.

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