Medical Dictionary

specific heat

noun

Medical Definition of SPECIFIC HEAT

1
:  the ratio of the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a body one degree to that required to raise the temperature of an equal mass of water one degree
2
:  the heat in calories required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree Celsius
April 27, 2015
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