Definition of Thermolabile

1. Adjective. (chemistry, physics, biology) readily changed or destroyed by heat.

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Definition of Thermolabile

1. Adjective. (biochemistry) Subject to destruction/decomposition or change in response to heat. ¹

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Definition of Thermolabile

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Thermolabile

1. Subject to alteration or destruction by heat. Origin: thermo-+ L. Labilis, perishable (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thermolabile

thermohydrometers
thermohydrometric
thermohyperalgesia
thermohyperesthesia
thermohypesthesia
thermohypoesthesia
thermoinhibitory
thermointegrator
thermojet
thermojunction
thermojunctions
thermokarst
thermokarsts
thermokeratoplasty
thermokinetic
thermolabile (current term)
thermolabile opsonin
thermolabilities
thermolability
thermolamp
thermolectric
thermologist
thermologists
thermology
thermoluminescence
thermoluminescence dosimetry
thermoluminescent
thermolysin
thermolysins
thermolysis

Literary usage of Thermolabile

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1. Studies in Pathology by William Bulloch (1906)
"... when fresh, possessed this thermolabile substance, but when old, lost it, and it therefore appeared probable to Metchnikoff that the macrophages ..."

2. Manual of bacteriology by Robert Muir, James Ritchie (1913)
"On the other hand, they have found that the thermolabile opsonin of a normal serum has quite different properties. For example, when a normal serum is ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"It is known, through the work of various observers, that the opsonin present in normal blood serum is a thermolabile body which is destroyed at a ..."

4. Principles of Immunology by Howard Thomas Karsner, Enrique Eduardo Ecker (1921)
"It can then be concluded that the normal opsonic power of serum depends upon two factors, a weakly acting thermostable element and a thermolabile element ..."

5. Collected Studies on Immunity by Paul Ehrlich (1906)
"We assume that the same immune body was present in both cases, but that the serum of the goat first immunized contained only the thermolabile ..."

6. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"In thermolabile bactericidal substances produced by pneumococci and many streptococci which were thought to be of complex constitution and protein in nature ..."

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