thermophone

noun

ther·​mo·​phone
ˈthərməˌfōn
1
: a portable telethermometer using a telephone in connection with a differential thermometer
2
: a telephone involving heat effects (as changes in temperature) due to pulsations of the line current in a fine wire connected with the receiver diaphragm

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary therm- + telephone

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“Thermophone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermophone. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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