mechanocaloric effect

noun mech·a·no·caloric effect \¦mekəˌnō+-\

Definition of mechanocaloric effect

  1. :  a change of temperature by produced mechanical means; specifically :  a fluctuation in liquid helium II at the point where the capillary film emerges from the parent liquid — compare superfluid

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Origin and Etymology of mechanocaloric effect

mechan- + caloric

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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