Definitions

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

  • adj. Unaffected by relatively high temperatures, as certain ferments or toxins.

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  • adj. Physically or chemically unaffected by high temperatures

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being heated to or somewhat above 55° C. without loss of special properties; -- said of proteins, immune substances, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unaltered in composition or activity by a moderate degree of heat: noting especially certain toxins and ferments. Opposed to thermolabilc.

Etymologies

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From thermo- +‎ stable

Examples

  • Even if new productions give vaccines more stable to heat (called "thermostable"), they still have to be stocked in the refrigerator between 0 and 8°C, and cold chain strictly have to be respected during transport.

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  • If, as seems likely, thermostable spices are the ones added early and thermolabile spices are added later (or are used primarily as condiments), differences in timing of use may function to maintain beneficial antimicrobial properties (and corresponding flavors) until food is served.

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  • Regarding the effects of cooking, most phytochemicals are thermostable, although a few are destroyed by heat (Moyler 1994).

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  • To this end, Lages and Tannenbaum have recently developed a process for using an extremely thermostable a-amylase for liquefaction of cassava starch followed by a high temperature treatment with amylogiocosidase (8).

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  • One is the thermostable antibody of bacteriolytic immunization formed in the immunized animal and present in its serum; the other exists already in the normal animal; it does not stand up to heating nor to preservation, and does not increase during immunization.

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  • It is now generally admitted that at least two distinct classes of substances are concerned in opsonic action, that thermostable immune opsonins are developed as a result of active immunization and these possess the specific properties of anti-substances in general, that is, act only on the corresponding bacterium.

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  • Mtb-BirA has neither N-terminal HTH DNA binding motif for repressor activity nor a requirement for thermostable character and hence, formation of a homodimeric state may not be advantageous in its environment.

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  • Mass immunisation programme for livestock coupled with thermostable

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  • In addition these organoclays are cheaper, generate less dust, and are thermostable to much higher temperatures (beyond 600 degrees Fahrenheit).

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  • NIAID awards DOR BioPharma a $9M grant to develop thermostable and rapidly acting vaccines

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