atomic heat

noun

Medical Definition of atomic heat

: the heat capacity per gram-atomic weight of any element : the specific heat in calories per degree per gram multiplied by the atomic weight — compare molecular heat

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“Atomic heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/atomic%20heat. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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