Thermophile

An organism living at high temperature.
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thermophile

An organism that thrives at high temperature. The most extreme examples (hyperthermophiles) are cyanobacteria from hot-springs that have optima of 50-55°C, and will tolerate temperatures of 90°C.
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thermophile

An organism that thrives at high temperature. The most extreme examples are cyanobacteria from hot springs that have optima of 50-55­C and will tolerate temperatures of 90­C. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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thermophile

(thur´mo-fīl) a microorganism that grows best at elevated temperatures. adj., thermophil´ic., adj.
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thermophile

(from the article `bacteria`) ...archaeal tree consists only of thermophilic species, and many of the methanogens in another major branch can grow at high temperatures. In ...
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thermophile

thermophil, thermophile, thermophilous 1. An organism that favors, or prefers, a temperature of 50°C or higher. 2. Thriving in warm environmental conditions; a reference to microorganisms having an optimum for growth above 45°C. 3. An organism requiring high temperatures for normal development. Thermo Quiz #1 to check you...
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Thermophile

A thermophile is an organism — a type of extremophile — that thrives at relatively high temperatures, between 45 and 122 °C (113 and 252 °F). Many thermophiles are archaea. Thermophilic eubacteria are suggested to have been among the earliest bacteria. Thermophiles are found in various geothermally heated regions of the Earth, such as hot sp
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thermophile

Type: Term Pronunciation: ther′mō-fīl, -fil Definitions: 1. An organism that thrives at a temperature of 50°C or higher.
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