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  • n. An organism that lives and thrives at relatively high temperatures; a form of extremophile; many are members of the Archaea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as thermophilic.


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thermo- + -phile


  • And they're replenished every year, leading scientists to speculate that warmth-loving "thermophile" bacteria originating in hot underwater crusts ride deep sea currents to the Arctic.

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  • The first report of targeted metabolic engineering of a cellulose-fermenting thermophile, Clostridium thermocellum, leading to a reduced production of unwanted organic acid byproducts; and

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  • A.D. Coutts and R.E. Smith, "Factors Influencing the Production of Cellulases by Sporotrichum thermophile," Appl.E.v. Microbioh 31 (6): 819 18.

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  • Pushing the upper temperature at which E. coli could grow to 48.5 degrees C. does not approach the level of heat resistance found in thermophile species, but what this experiment required was a distinct and significant redefinition of "extreme" for E. coli. - latest science and technology news stories

  • At the core of the TMO process is a talented, heat-loving bacterium (a thermophile) that is able to grow at high temperatures (60°C-70°C).

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  • Barabote RD, Xie G, Leu DH, Normand P, Necsulea A, et al. (2009) Complete genome of the cellulolytic thermophile Acidothermus cellulolyticus 11B provides insights into its ecophysiological and evolutionary adaptations.

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  • Though one dramatist had suggested that Venus might harbor dinosaur-like creatures that thrived on sulfur compounds, no creature larger than a microbe could survive Venus's searing heat, nor does any model exist for the finding of a thermophile or similar extremophile in that environment.

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  • Texas -- Petrotoga miotherma, an oil well dwelling thermophile

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  • The researchers will look at AK in two bacteria: a thermophile (Thermus thermophilus) and a mesophile (E. coli).

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  • Yet another recently discovered thermophile in the hot ocean depths is "also unusual because it relies on iron to digest food and produce energy.

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  • My cat chases sunlight in pathces

    And bathes in the warmth that attaches.

    Devout thermophile,

    She'll squirm for a while

    Then nap in each one that she catches.

    August 3, 2017