[dahy-uh-thur-muh n-see]

noun, plural di·a·ther·man·cies.

the property of transmitting heat as electromagnetic radiation.

Origin of diathermancy

1830–40; < French diathermansie < Greek dia- dia- + thérmansis heating, equivalent to therman- (variant stem of thermaínein to warm, heat, derivative of thermós hot) + -sis -sis
Related formsdi·a·ther·ma·nous, adjectivenon·di·a·ther·ma·nous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for diathermanous

Historical Examples of diathermanous

  • The good conductor is diathermanous to the electric current; it allows free transmission without the development of heat.

British Dictionary definitions for diathermanous


noun plural -cies

the property of transmitting infrared radiation
Derived Formsdiathermanous, adjective

Word Origin for diathermancy

C19: from French diathermansie, from dia- + Greek thermansis heating, from thermainein to heat, from thermos hot
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diathermanous in Medicine




Permeable by heat rays.
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