or i·so·chime


noun Climatology.

a line on a map connecting points that have the same mean winter temperature.

Origin of isocheim

1860–65; iso- + -cheim < Greek cheîma winter cold
Related formsi·so·chei·mal, i·so·chei·me·nal [ahy-suh-kahy-muh-nl] /ˌaɪ səˈkaɪ mə nl/, i·so·cheim·ic, i·so·chi·mal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for isocheim




a line on a map connecting places with the same mean winter temperature
Derived Formsisocheimal, isocheimenal or isochimal, adjective

Word Origin for isocheim

C19: from iso- + Greek kheima winter weather
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