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athermancy

/ (æˈθɜːmənsɪ) /
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noun
an inability to transmit radiant heat or infrared radiationAlso called: adiathermancy
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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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