isocheim

noun iso·cheim

Definition of isocheim

plural

-s

  1. :  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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