- capable of being subjected to a moderate degree of heat without loss of characteristic properties, as certain toxins and enzymes (opposed to thermolabile).
Origin of thermostable
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- (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
- Unaffected by relatively high temperatures, as certain ferments or toxins.
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