isocheim

noun
iso·​cheim
plural -s

Definition of isocheim

: a line joining points on the earth's surface having the same mean winter temperature — compare isothere

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Isocheim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isocheim. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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