thermography

noun

ther·​mog·​ra·​phy (ˌ)thər-ˈmä-grə-fē How to pronounce thermography (audio)
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)
thermographer noun
thermographic adjective
thermographically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Over time, photographers have expanded this to beyond the optical range to create images from infrared, x-ray, and other parts of the spectrum, such as thermography. Rashed Haq, Wired, 20 Jan. 2022 Unfortunately, there still has not been any evidence that thermography has any advantages over mammography. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 24 Aug. 2021 So theoretically, thermography could be used to diagnose thyroid tumors and hyperthyroidism. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 24 Aug. 2021 Infrared light is also used for other purposes, including night vision, thermography, tracking technology, meteorology, art history and heat. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 31 May 2021 Mercola has since stopped offering thermography, according to former employees and business records. Anchorage Daily News, 23 Dec. 2019 Mercola has since stopped offering thermography, according to former employees and business records. Anchorage Daily News, 23 Dec. 2019 Mercola has since stopped offering thermography, according to former employees and business records. Anchorage Daily News, 23 Dec. 2019 Mercola has since stopped offering thermography, according to former employees and business records. Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Thermography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermography. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

thermography

noun

ther·​mog·​ra·​phy (ˌ)thər-ˈmäg-rə-fē How to pronounce thermography (audio)
plural thermographies
: 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 adjective
thermographically adverb

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