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thermistor

noun therm·is·tor \ˈthər-ˌmis-tər\

Definition of THERMISTOR

:  an electrical resistor making use of a semiconductor whose resistance varies sharply in a known manner with the temperature

Origin of THERMISTOR

thermal resistor
First Known Use: 1940

thermistor

noun therm·is·tor \ˈthər-ˌmis-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THERMISTOR

:  an electrical resistor making use of a semiconductor whose resistance varies sharply in a known manner with the temperature

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