thermography

noun
ther·​mog·​ra·​phy | \ (ˌ)thər-ˈmä-grə-fē How to pronounce thermography (audio) \

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 How to pronounce thermographer (audio) \ noun
thermographic \ ˌthər-​mə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce thermographic (audio) \ adjective
thermographically \ ˌthər-​mə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce thermographically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of thermography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mercola has since stopped offering thermography, according to former employees and business records. Anchorage Daily News, "Major funder of anti-vaccine movement makes millions selling ‘natural’ health products," 23 Dec. 2019 Mercola has since stopped offering thermography, according to former employees and business records. Anchorage Daily News, "Major funder of anti-vaccine movement makes millions selling ‘natural’ health products," 23 Dec. 2019 Mercola has since stopped offering thermography, according to former employees and business records. Anchorage Daily News, "Major funder of anti-vaccine movement makes millions selling ‘natural’ health products," 23 Dec. 2019 Mercola has since stopped offering thermography, according to former employees and business records. Washington Post, "A major funder of the anti-vaccine movement has made millions selling natural health products," 20 Dec. 2019 In 2011, Mercola received another warning from the FDA, this time regarding his claims about thermography, a procedure in which an infrared camera detects patterns of heat and blood flow in the body. Anchorage Daily News, "Major funder of anti-vaccine movement makes millions selling ‘natural’ health products," 23 Dec. 2019 In 2011, Mercola received another warning from the FDA, this time regarding his claims about thermography, a procedure in which an infrared camera detects patterns of heat and blood flow in the body. Anchorage Daily News, "Major funder of anti-vaccine movement makes millions selling ‘natural’ health products," 23 Dec. 2019 In 2011, Mercola received another warning from the FDA, this time regarding his claims about thermography, a procedure in which an infrared camera detects patterns of heat and blood flow in the body. Washington Post, "A major funder of the anti-vaccine movement has made millions selling natural health products," 20 Dec. 2019 While mammography uses low-energy X-rays to detect breast cancer, thermography only uses heat and light, making its results far less reliable. Sarah Jackson, NBC News, "Woman says thermal camera spotted breast cancer. Not so fast, experts say.," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of thermography

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Thermography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermography. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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thermography

noun
ther·​mog·​ra·​phy | \ (ˌ)thər-ˈmäg-rə-fē How to pronounce thermography (audio) \
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 How to pronounce thermographic (audio) \ adjective
thermographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce thermographically (audio) \ adverb

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