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Definition of "thermolabile" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thermolabile" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "The separate action of these substances can be studied since one is _thermolabile_, or destroyed by heating the serum to one hundred and thirty-three degrees; the other"