diathermancy

noun
di·​a·​ther·​man·​cy | \ ˌdīəˈthərmənsē \
variants: or diathermacy \ -​məsē \
plural -es

Definition of diathermancy

: the ability to transmit infrared radiation — compare athermancy

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History and Etymology for diathermancy

diathermancy from French diathermansie, from Greek dia- + thermansis heating, from thermainein to heat, from thermos hot; diathermacy from French diathermasie, from Greek diathermasia heating effect, from diathermainein to heat through, from dia- + thermainein

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“Diathermancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diathermancy. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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