- the property of transmitting heat as electromagnetic radiation.
Origin of diathermancy
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The good conductor is diathermanous to the electric current; it allows free transmission without the development of heat.Faraday As A Discoverer
- the property of transmitting infrared radiation
Word Origin for diathermancy
C19: from French diathermansie, from dia- + Greek thermansis heating, from thermainein to heat, from thermos hot
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- Permeable by heat rays.
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