thermoelement

noun ther·mo·el·e·ment \ ˌthər-mō-ˈe-lə-mənt \

Definition of thermoelement

: a device for measuring small currents consisting of a wire heating element and a thermocouple in electrical contact with it

First Known Use of thermoelement

circa 1888

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