adj. able to maintain its characteristics when exposed to moderate heat (Chemistry)

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  • thermostable — [ tɛrmostabl ] adj. • 1914; thermostabile 1904; de thermo et stable ♦ Sc. Se dit d un composé ou d un objet qui, dans des conditions déterminées, garde ses propriétés sous l action de la chaleur. ⇒ réfractaire. ⊗ CONTR. Thermolabile. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Thermostable — Ther mo*sta ble, a. [Thermo + stable fixed.] (Physiol. Chem.) Capable of being heated to or somewhat above 55[deg] C. without loss of special properties; said of proteins, immune substances, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thermostable — [thʉr΄mō stā′bəl] adj. [ THERMO + STABLE1] designating or of substances, as some toxins, enzymes, etc., that can be heated to moderate temperatures above 55°C (131°F) without losing their characteristic properties thermostability [thʉr΄mōstə… …   English World dictionary

  • Thermostable — Thermostabilité L adjectif thermostable désigne ce qui est stable à haute température. Il s emploie pour désigner un matériau ou une molécule qui ne se dégrade pas à une température alors qu à cette même température, les matériaux ou molécules… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thermostable — adjective Date: 1904 stable when heated; specifically retaining characteristic properties on being moderately heated < a thermostable bacterial enzyme > • thermostability noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thermostable — ther·mo·sta·ble .thər mō stā bəl adj stable when heated specif retaining characteristic properties on being moderately heated <a thermostable bacterial protease> ther·mo·sta·bil·i·ty stə bil ət ē n, pl ties …   Medical dictionary

  • thermostable — thermostability, n. /therr moh stay beuhl/, adj. Biochem. capable of being subjected to a moderate degree of heat without loss of characteristic properties, as certain toxins and enzymes (opposed to thermolabile). [1900 05; THERMO + STABLE2] * *… …   Universalium

  • thermostable — adjective Physically or chemically unaffected by high temperatures See Also: thermostability …   Wiktionary

  • thermostable — adjective chiefly Biochemistry not readily destroyed or deactivated by heat …   English new terms dictionary

  • thermostable — ther·mo·stable …   English syllables

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