Definition of thermography
1 : a process of writing or printing involving the use of heat; especially : a raised-printing process in which matter printed by letterpress is dusted with powder and heated to make the lettering rise
2 : a technique for detecting and measuring variations in the heat emitted by various regions of the body and transforming them into visible signals that can be recorded photographically (as for diagnosing abnormal or diseased underlying conditions); also : a similar technique used elsewhere (as on buildings)
thermographerplay \-grə-fər\ noun
thermographicplay \ˌthər-mə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
thermographicallyplay \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Now, using infrared thermography, a type of temperature-sensing video originally developed by the U.S. military, scientists have tracked the pattern of heat distribution across the toucan’s body under changing outside temperatures.
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Medical Definition of thermography
: a technique for detecting and measuring variations in the heat emitted by various regions of the body and transforming them into visible signals that can be recorded photographically (as for diagnosing abnormal or diseased underlying conditions)
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