a combining form meaning “heat,” “hot,” used in the formation of compound words: thermoplastic.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of thermo-
<Greek, combining form of thermós hot, thérmē heat
Words nearby thermo-
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British Dictionary definitions for thermo-
before a vowel therm-
related to, caused by, or measuring heatthermodynamics; thermophile
Word Origin for thermo-
from Greek thermos hot, thermē heat
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Medical definitions for thermo-
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Scientific definitions for thermo-
A prefix that means heat, as in thermometer.
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