a combining form meaning “heat,” “hot,” used in the formation of compound words: thermoplastic.
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Origin of thermo-
<Greek, combining form of thermós hot, thérmē heat
Words nearby thermo-
, thermite process
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How to use thermo- in a sentence
British Dictionary definitions for thermo-
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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