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.
An organism living at high temperature.
(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 ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/t/37
(thur´mo-fīl) a microorganism that grows best at elevated temperatures. adj., thermophil´ic., adj.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
An organism that thrives at high temperature. The most extreme examples are cyanobacteria from hot springs that have optima of 50-55ÂC and will tolerate temperatures of 90ÂC. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
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...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/4265/24
Type: Term Pronunciation: ther′mō-fīl, -fil Definitions: 1. An organism that thrives at a temperature of 50°C or higher.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=91504
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