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therm

[thurm] /θɜrm/
noun, Physics.
1.
any of several units of heat, as one equivalent to 1000 large calories or 100,000 British thermal units.
Also, therme.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek thérmē heat

therm-

1.
variant of thermo- before a vowel:
thermesthesia.

-therm

1.
variant of thermo- as final element in compound words:
isotherm.

therm.

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British Dictionary definitions for therm

therm

/θɜːm/
noun
1.
(Brit) a unit of heat equal to 100 000 British thermal units. One therm is equal to 1.055 056 × 108 joules
Word Origin
C19: from Greek thermē heat
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therm in Medicine

therm- pref.
Variant of thermo-.

-therm suff.
An organism having a specified kind of body temperature: exotherm.

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Related Abbreviations for therm

therm.

thermometer
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