athermancy

/ (æˈθɜːmənsɪ) /

noun

an inability to transmit radiant heat or infrared radiationAlso called: adiathermancy

Nearby words

  1. athenian,
  2. athens,
  3. atheoretical,
  4. atherectomy,
  5. atherine,
  6. athermanous,
  7. athero-,
  8. atheroembolism,
  9. atherogenesis,
  10. atherogenic

Word Origin for athermancy

C19: from Greek athermantos not heated, from a- 1 + thermainein to heat, from thermē heat; compare diathermancy

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