-thermy


a combining form meaning “heat,” “heat generation,” used in the formation of compound words: diathermy.

Nearby words

  1. -tene,
  2. -termer,
  3. -th,
  4. -there,
  5. -therm,
  6. -thon,
  7. -thymia,
  8. -tic,
  9. -tion,
  10. -tious

Origin of -thermy

< New Latin -thermia; see -therm, -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for -thermy

-thermy

n combining form

indicating heatdiathermy
Derived Forms-thermic or -thermal, adj combining form

Word Origin for -thermy

from New Latin -thermia, from Greek thermē

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Medicine definitions for -thermy

-thermy

suff.

Heat:diathermy.

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