of or relating to diathermy.
capable of conducting heat.

Origin of diathermic

1830–40; < French diathermique; see dia-, therm-, -ic
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Historical Examples of diathermic

  • Even ozone, which is nothing but oxygen in a changed or allotropic state, is not diathermic.

    Curiosities of Heat

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British Dictionary definitions for diathermic



of or relating to diathermy
able to conduct heat; passing heat freely
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diathermic in Medicine




Relating to or affected by diathermy.
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