isocheim

or i·so·chime

[ ahy-suh-kahym ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌkaɪm /

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 forms

i·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
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British Dictionary definitions for isocheim

isocheim

isochime

/ (ˈaɪsəʊˌkaɪm) /

noun

a line on a map connecting places with the same mean winter temperature

Derived Forms

isocheimal, isocheimenal or isochimal, adjective

Word Origin for isocheim

C19: from iso- + Greek kheima winter weather
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