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thermostable

[ thur-moh-stey-buhl ]

adjective

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


thermostable

/ ˌθɜːməʊstəˈbɪlɪtɪ; ˌθɜːməʊˈsteɪbəl /

adjective

  1. (of certain chemical and biochemical compounds) capable of withstanding moderate heat without loss of characteristic properties Compare thermolabile

    a thermostable plastic

  2. not affected by high temperatures


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Derived Forms

  • thermostability, noun
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Other Words From

  • thermo·sta·bili·ty noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of thermostable1

First recorded in 1900–05; thermo- + stable 2
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Example Sentences

Lemon, orange and raspberry juices are markedly thermostable, but lime juice is weakened markedly by heat.

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