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a combining form meaning “heat,” “heat generation,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of -thermy
< New Latin -thermia; see -therm, -y3 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -thermy


combining form
indicating heat: diathermy
Derived Forms
-thermic, -thermal, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from New Latin -thermia, from Greek thermē
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-thermy in Medicine

-thermy suff.
Heat: diathermy.

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