thermistor

play
noun therm·is·tor \ˈthər-ˌmis-tər\

Definition of thermistor

  1. :  an electrical resistor making use of a semiconductor whose resistance varies sharply in a known manner with the temperature

Origin and Etymology of thermistor

thermal resistor


First Known Use: 1940


Medical Dictionary

thermistor

play
noun therm·is·tor \ˈthər-ˌmis-tər\

Medical Definition of thermistor

  1. :  an electrical resistor making use of a semiconductor whose resistance varies sharply in a known manner with the temperature


Learn More about thermistor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up thermistor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • ludwig-richter-spring-has-arrived
  • Which is a synonym of upbraid?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ