Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.


(ˈθɜːməʊˌfaɪl) or


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


(ˈθɜr məˌfaɪl, -fɪl)

a thermophilic organism.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
CtCel6 shared 78% identity with Myceliophthora thermophile GH6 protein (XP_003664525), 73% identity with Thielavia terrestris GH6 protein (XP_003650908) and 72% identity with Magnaporthe oryzae exoglucanase-6A (XP_003710956).
Temperature was also an influential factor in enzymatic production and it may be related to thermophile or mesophile characteristics of the fungus used.
The market for thermophile infrared detectors is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
tequilana bagasse and in organic materials of garden trees (Cabanas-Vargas, 2005), which is attributed to the consumption of the short-chain organic acids by thermophile bacteria in the interior of the piles of the material in decomposition process (Nakasaki et al.
Divalent metal adsorption by the thermophile Anoxybacillus flavithermus in single and multi-metal systems.
Superoxide dismutase from the eukaryotic thermophile Alvinella pompejana: structures, stability, mechanism, and insights into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
An enzyme cellulase is extracted from the fungus Chaetomium thermophile at National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) Faisalabad.
In the meanwhile, the common examples of white rot fungi are Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Sporotrichum thermophile and Trametesversicolor[19].
In addition, Stx-producing bacteria can kill the protozoan Tetrahymena thermophile to avoid consumption by this predator (35).
The two species were selected because one is a hyperthermophile, meaning it thrives under extremely hot temperatures, and the other is a thermophile, which thrives under warm temperatures.
Key words: Extracellular amylase, Bacillus licheniformis 208, Optimization, hotspring, Thermophile, glucose starvation.
We also saw that coffee plants on sun plantations were attacked by thermophile termites, destroying the protective coffee tree bark, which drastically reduced the longevity and productivity of the coffee plants," said Classen.