thermography

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noun ther·mog·ra·phy \(ˌ)thər-ˈmä-grə-fē\

Definition of thermography

  1. 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. 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)

thermographer

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thermographic

play \ˌthər-mə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

thermographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of thermography

1840


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thermography

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noun ther·mog·ra·phy \(ˌ)thər-ˈmäg-rə-fē\

Medical Definition of thermography

plural

thermographies

  1. :  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)

thermographic

\ˌthər-mə-ˈgraf-ik\play adjective

thermographically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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