thermophile(redirected from Thermophiles)
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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.
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(Biology) an organism, esp a bacterium or plant, that thrives under warm conditions
(Biology) thriving under warm conditions
ˌthermoˈphilic, thermophilous adj
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ther•mo•phile(ˈθɜr məˌfaɪl, -fɪl)
a thermophilic organism.
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