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
Origin of thermostablethermo- + stable
Maintaining structural and functional properties when heated, as an enzyme or toxin.
(comparative more thermostable, superlative most thermostable)
- Physically or chemically unaffected by high temperatures
From thermo- +"Ž stable