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therm

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noun \ˈthərm\

Definition of therm

  1. :  a unit for quantity of heat that equals 100,000 British thermal units



Origin and Etymology of therm

Greek thermē heat, from thermos hot; akin to Latin formus warm, Sanskrit gharma heat


First Known Use: 1888

Rhymes with therm


therm-

combining form

Definition of therm-

  1. 1 :  heat <thermostat>

  2. 2 :  thermoelectric <thermopile>



Variants of therm-

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thermo-

Origin and Etymology of therm-

Greek, from thermē


-therm

noun combining form

Definition of -therm

  1. :  animal having a (specified) body temperature <ectotherm>



Origin and Etymology of -therm

Greek thermē heat


Medical Dictionary

therm

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noun \ˈthərm\

Medical Definition of therm

  1. :  any of several units of quantity of heat: asa:  1000 kilogram caloriesb:  100,000 British thermal units




Learn More about therm

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of therm Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about therm


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