Definition of thermolabile in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌTHərmōˈlāˌbīl/ Pronunciation: /-bəl/


chiefly Biochemistry
(Of a substance) readily destroyed or deactivated by heat.
Example sentences
  • Heat inactivation studies showed the presence of thermolabile enzyme activity in pseudotypes containing a temperature-sensitivity mutant of murine sarcoma virus (MSV) but not in two independent wild-type MSV pseudotypes.
  • The present invention relates to a method of diagnosing the risk of thermolabile phenotype diseases.
  • A mild form of this deficiency, associated with a thermolabile enzyme, has been proposed as a genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease and for neural tube defects.

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Syllabification: ther·mo·la·bile

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