thermography

[ther-mog-ruh-fee]
noun
1.
a technique for imitating an embossed appearance, as on business cards, stationery, or the like, by dusting printed areas with a powder that adheres only to the wet ink, and fusing the ink and powder to the paper by heat.
2.
Medicine/Medical. a technique for measuring regional skin temperatures, used especially as a screening method for detection of breast cancer.

Origin:
1830–40; thermo- + -graphy

thermographer, noun
thermographic [thur-muh-graf-ik] , adjective
thermographically, adverb
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thermography (θɜːˈmɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
1.  any writing, printing, or recording process involving the use of heat
2.  a printing process which produces raised characters by heating special powder or ink placed on the paper
3.  med See also thermogram the measurement and recording of heat produced by a part of the body: used in the diagnosis of tumours, esp of the breast (mammothermography), which have an increased blood supply and therefore generate more heat than normal tissue
 
ther'mographer
 
n
 
thermographic
 
adj

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thermography ther·mog·ra·phy (thər-mŏg'rə-fē)
n.
A diagnostic technique in which an infrared camera is used to measure temperature variations on the surface of the body, producing images that reveal sites of abnormal tissue growth.

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We are currently evaluating the use of infrared thermography as a noninvasive tool to measure stress in a variety of animals.
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