thermo-, therm-, thermi-, -thermia, -therm, -thermal, -thermic, -thermias, -thermies, -thermous, -thermy
(Greek: heat, heating, heater, hot, warm)
The term heat is employed in ordinary language in different senses. Some scientists distinguish four principal applications of the term:
- Sensation of heat.
- Temperature, or degree of hotness.
- Quantity of thermal energy.
- Radiant heat, or energy of radiation.
2. An instrument that simultaneously records variations in temperature as well as atmospheric pressure.
2. As applied by Belloni to a syphon-barometer having its two wide legs united by a narrow tube, so that it could be used either in its ordinary position as a barometer, or in the reversed position as a thermometer.
Cauterization is the destruction (burning) of tissue with a hot instrument, an electric current, or a caustic substance.2. Any form of agent or an instrument (a needle or snare) used to destroy abnormal tissue by burning, searing, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, lasers, and very hot or very cold instruments.
2. The aspect of physical chemistry dealing with heat changes that accompany chemical reactions and changes of state.
3. The study of chemical changes and energies as they are affected by heat.
4. The use of chemicals in treating or preventing disease; based on their effect on the causative agent.
5. A branch of chemistry studying the heat changes that accompany chemical reactions and changes of state.
2. Reflecting some of the heat rays and absorbing or transmitting others.
3. Having the property of differentially transmitting, absorbing, or changing radiant heat depending on wave length.
2. The property of certain substances which differentially transmit, absorb, or change radiant heat depending on wave length.