therm

noun \ ˈthərm \

Definition of therm

: a unit for quantity of heat that equals 100,000 British thermal units

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Origin and Etymology of therm

Greek thermē heat, from thermos hot; akin to Latin formus warm, Sanskrit gharma heat


therm-

combining form
variants: or thermo-

Definition of therm-

1 : heat
  • thermostat
2 : thermoelectric
  • thermopile

Origin and Etymology of therm-

Greek, from thermē


-therm

noun combining form

Definition of -therm

: animal having a (specified) body temperature
  • ectotherm

Origin and Etymology of -therm

Greek thermē heat


Medical Dictionary

therm

noun \ ˈthərm \

medical Definition of therm

: any of several units of quantity of heat: as
a : 1000 kilogram calories
b : 100,000 British thermal units

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