Definition of thermolabile in English:

thermolabile

adjective

Biochemistry
  • (of a substance) readily destroyed or deactivated by heat.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

thermolabile

/-bəl//ˌTHərmōˈlāˌbīl/