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isocheim

or isochime

[ahy-suh-kahym] /ˈaɪ səˌkaɪm/
noun, Climatology.
1.
a line on a map connecting points that have the same mean winter temperature.
Origin of isocheim
1860-1865
1860-65; iso- + -cheim < Greek cheîma winter cold
Related forms
isocheimal, isocheimenal
[ahy-suh-kahy-muh-nl] /ˌaɪ səˈkaɪ mə nl/ (Show IPA),
isocheimic, isochimal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isocheim

isocheim

/ˈaɪsəʊˌkaɪm/
noun
1.
a line on a map connecting places with the same mean winter temperature
Derived Forms
isocheimal, isocheimenal, isochimal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from iso- + Greek kheima winter weather
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