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(of a substance) readily destroyed or deactivated by heat.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The present invention relates to a method of diagnosing the risk of thermolabile phenotype diseases.’
- ‘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.’
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