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.
Medicine/Medical. a technique for measuring regional skin temperatures, used especially as a screening method for detection of breast cancer.
any writing, printing, or recording process involving the use of heat
a printing process which produces raised characters by heating special powder or ink placed on the paper
(med) 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 See also thermogram
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.