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thermography

noun ther·mog·ra·phy \(ˌ)thər-ˈmä-grə-fē\

Definition of THERMOGRAPHY

1
:  a process of writing or printing involving the use of heat; especially :  a raised-printing process in which matter printed by letterpress is dusted with powder and heated to make the lettering rise
2
:  a technique for detecting and measuring variations in the heat emitted by various regions of the body and transforming them into visible signals that can be recorded photographically (as for diagnosing abnormal or diseased underlying conditions); also :  a similar technique used elsewhere (as on buildings)
ther·mog·ra·pher \-grə-fər\ noun
ther·mo·graph·ic \ˌthər-mə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
ther·mo·graph·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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First Known Use of THERMOGRAPHY

1840
Medical Dictionary

thermography

noun ther·mog·ra·phy \(ˌ)thər-ˈmäg-rə-fē\
plural ther·mog·ra·phies

Medical Definition of THERMOGRAPHY

:  a technique for detecting and measuring variations in the heat emitted by various regions of the body and transforming them into visible signals that can be recorded photographically (as for diagnosing abnormal or diseased underlying conditions)
ther·mo·graph·ic \ˌthər-mə-ˈgraf-ik\ adjective
ther·mo·graph·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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