designating or of substances, as some toxins, enzymes, etc., that are destroyed or lose their characteristic properties when subjected to heat, esp. to a temperature of 55°C (131°F) or above
Origin of thermolabilethermo- + labile
Subject to destruction, decomposition, or great change by moderate heating. Used especially of biochemical substances.
(comparative more thermolabile, superlative most thermolabile)
- (biochemistry) Subject to destruction/decomposition or change in response to heat.
thermo- +"Ž labile