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  • adj. Subject to destruction, decomposition, or great change by moderate heating. Used especially of biochemical substances.

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  • adj. Subject to destruction/decomposition or change in response to heat.

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  • adj. (chemistry, physics, biology) readily changed or destroyed by heat


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thermo- +‎ labile


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  • The company now served a client base of 46 000 patients - most receiving their chronic medication once a month, although frequencies increased for time-sensitive and thermolabile medicines.

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  • McNulty H, McKinley MC, Wilson B et al. Impaired functioning of thermolabile methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is dependent on riboflavin status: implications for riboflavin requirements.

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  • Beauchamp JR, Pagel CN, Peckham M, Ataliotis P, et al. (1994) Myogenic cell lines derived from transgenic mice carrying a thermolabile T antigen: a model system for the derivation of tissue-specific and mutation-specific cell lines.

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  • _amboceptor_, as it is generally called, has in itself no destructive action on the bacteria; but in some way so alters them that they can be acted on by the thermolabile substance called

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