ther·​mo·​el·​e·​ment ˌthər-mō-ˈe-lə-mənt How to pronounce thermoelement (audio)
: a device for measuring small currents consisting of a wire heating element and a thermocouple in electrical contact with it

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thermoelement was circa 1888

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“Thermoelement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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