Definition of Thermophilic

1. a. Heat-loving; -- applied esp. to certain bacteria.



Definition of Thermophilic

1. Adjective. of, or relating to a thermophile ¹

2. Adjective. living and thriving at relatively high temperatures ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thermophilic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Thermophilic

1. Pertaining to a thermophile. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thermophilic

thermonuclear reaction
thermonuclear reactor
thermonuclear warhead
thermonuclear weapon
thermonuclear weapons
thermonuclearly
thermopane
thermopanes
thermoparticulate
thermopause
thermopauses
thermopenetration
thermoperiodism
thermophile
thermophiles
thermophilic (current term)
thermophilically
thermophilous
thermophily
thermophobia
thermophone
thermophones
thermophonic
thermophore
thermophoresis
thermophotometry
thermophylic
thermophysical
thermopile
thermopiles

Literary usage of Thermophilic

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1. Bacteria in Relation to Plant Diseases by Erwin Frink Smith (1905)
"This author cultivated several species of thermophilic bacteria at 70° C., and some at higher temperatures. ('81). MIQUEL. ..."

2. Bacteria in Relation to Plant Diseases by Erwin Frink Smith (1905)
"This author cultivated several species of thermophilic bacteria at 7o° C., and some at higher temperatures. ('S1). MIQUEL. ..."

3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1905)
"... ON A thermophilic BACILLUS. BY R. EARLE BUCHANAN. That group of plants capable of growth and reproduction at temperatures high above the normal or ..."

4. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1905)
"NOTES ON A thermophilic BACILLUS. BY K. EARLE BUCHANAN. That group of plants capable of growth and reproduction at temperatures high above the normal or ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"I. Aerobic thermophilic Bacteria from Water. Lethe E. Morrison and Fred W. ... The thermophilic bacteria arc those which grow at temperatures so high as to ..."

6. Agricultural Bacteriology by Joseph Eames Greaves (1922)
"thermophilic, or heat-loving bacteria, are those that develop at relatively high temperatures, usually above 45° to 50° C. These organisms occur in the ..."

7. Outlines of Bacteriology (technical and Agricultural) by David Ellis (1909)
"HEAT DEVELOPMENT DUE TO BACTERIAL ACTIVITY: THERMOGENIC AND thermophilic BACTERIA. As throughout the whole animal and vegetable world, respiration results ..."

8. Transactions of the Jenner Institute of Preventive Medicine by Jenner Institute of Preventive Medicine (1899)
"At that time the subject of thermophilic bacteria had been but little investigated—beyond the isolated observation on the bacillus thermophilus by Miquel, ..."

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