thermophile

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ther·mo·phile

 (thûr′mə-fīl′)
n.
Any of various organisms, such as certain bacteria, requiring temperatures between 45°C and 80°C to thrive.

ther′mo·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.

thermophile

(ˈθɜːməʊˌfaɪl) or

thermophil

n
(Biology) an organism, esp a bacterium or plant, that thrives under warm conditions
adj
(Biology) thriving under warm conditions
ˌthermoˈphilic, thermophilous adj

ther•mo•phile

(ˈθɜr məˌfaɪl, -fɪl)

n.
a thermophilic organism.
[1895–1900]
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Thermophil Organism that grows at high temperatures.