thermotropic

adjective

ther·​mo·​trop·​ic ˌthər-mə-ˈträ-pik How to pronounce thermotropic (audio)
: of, relating to, or exhibiting thermotropism

Examples of thermotropic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other experts say that jeweler Marvin Wernick came up with the idea after seeing physicians use thermotropic tape strips to measure kids’ temperatures. Shelby Ying Hyde, refinery29.com, 4 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

thermo- + -tropic, probably after German thermotropisch

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thermotropic was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Thermotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermotropic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

thermotropic

adjective
ther·​mo·​trop·​ic -ˈträp-ik How to pronounce thermotropic (audio)
: of, relating to, or exhibiting thermotropism
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