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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Thermaceae — bacteria that can tolerate high temperatures.

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Examples

  • PCR is an application in molecular biology using the thermally stable DNA polymerase discovered in the hot spring bacteria Thermus aquaticus.

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  • Pollux encompassed with armed men, and the steps guarded by gladiators, and at the top Metellus and Caesar seated together, turning to his friends, “Behold,” said he, “this audacious coward, who has levied a regiment of soldiers against one unarmed naked man;” and so he went on with Thermus.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Yet Metellus having the decree by heart, began to recite it without book; but Thermus put his hand to his mouth, and stopped his speech.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Thermus seems to be managing in Asia Province, having given me the siege of Mitylene to keep me busy and out of his hair.

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  • He now had all four of Asia's legions, as Thermus had brought the other two with him; these had not been a part of Fimbria's army and so would be entitled to return to Rome with Thermus at the conclusion of his term in office.

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  • Full command in the coming battle had been left with him; Thermus would be present only as an observer.

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  • Having no sexual liking for men, Thermus pondered about Caesar in that respect; looks of Caesar's kind very often predisposed their possessors toward a sexual liking for men.

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  • “You're a brilliant tactician, Lucullus,” said Thermus.

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  • Caesar compressed his lips and looked very like his mother (whom Thermus didn't know, or he might have understood Caesar better).

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  • It was some time before Thermus went back to his endless paperwork.

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