ther.mo.sac.cha.ro.ly.ti.cum. Gr. masc. adj.thermos, hot; Gr. neut. n.sakchar, sugar; N.L. neut. adj.lyticum, able to loose able to dissolve; from Gr. neut. adj.lytikon, able to loose, dissolving; N.L. neut. adj.thermosaccharolyticum, referring to thermophilic and sugar-dissolving
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Clostridiumthermosaccharolyticum is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Clostridium.