adiathermancy

noun
adi·​a·​ther·​man·​cy | \ ¦a-ˌdī-ə-ˈthər-mən-sē \
plural -es

Definition of adiathermancy

: imperviousness to infrared radiation

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First Known Use of adiathermancy

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adiathermancy

a- entry 2 + diathermancy

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“Adiathermancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adiathermancy. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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