ther·mo·dur·ic (thûr′mō-drĭk, -dyr-)
Capable of surviving high temperatures, especially those of pasteurization. Used of a microorganism.
[THERMO- + Latin dūrāre, to last; see deuə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -IC.]
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