mechanical equivalent of heat

noun

Medical Definition of mechanical equivalent of heat

: the value of a unit quantity of heat in terms of mechanical work units with its most probable value in cgs measure being 4.1855 × 107 ergs per calorie symbol J

called also Joule's equivalent

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“Mechanical equivalent of heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mechanical%20equivalent%20of%20heat. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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