Definition of isocheim
: a line joining points on the earth's surface having the same mean winter temperature — compare isothere
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Origin and Etymology of isocheim
probably modification (influenced by Greek cheimōn winter) of French isochimène, from is- + -chimène (from Greek cheimainein to be stormy, be winter); akin to Greek cheimōn winter — more at hibernate
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