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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of surviving high temperatures, especially those of pasteurization. Used of a microorganism.

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  • adj. Capable of surviving the pasteurisation process.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

thermo- + Latin dūrāre, to last; see deuə- in Indo-European roots + -ic.

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