thermography

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

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)

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Other Words from thermography

thermographer \ (ˌ)thər-​ˈmä-​grə-​fər \ noun
thermographic \ ˌthər-​mə-​ˈgra-​fik \ adjective
thermographically \ ˌthər-​mə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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The text of the invitation can be done via engraving (the most formal and also most expensive), thermography, lithography, laser, or can be handwritten by a calligrapher. Eric Velasco, AL.com, "Bar named after Pizitz founder brings creative cocktails, craft sodas to food hall," 24 Aug. 2017 The daylong event includes luncheon and talks by five experts in mental wellness, thermography, conscious conception, pain management and holistic cancer prevention and treatment. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, "Lebanon hosts women’s health symposium," 2 May 2017 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. Hadley Leggett, WIRED, "Toucan Beak Is New Kind of ‘Heating Bill’," 23 July 2009

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First Known Use of thermography

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thermography was in 1840

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thermography

noun
ther·​mog·​ra·​phy | \(ˌ)thər-ˈmäg-rə-fē \
plural thermographies

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)

Other Words from thermography

thermographic \ ˌthər-​mə-​ˈgraf-​ik \ adjective
thermographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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