thermosiphon

[ thur-muh-sahy-fuh n ]
/ ˌθɜr məˈsaɪ fən /

noun

an arrangement of siphon tubes that enables water in a heating apparatus to circulate by means of convection.

Nearby words

  1. thermoremanent magnetization,
  2. thermos,
  3. thermoscope,
  4. thermosensitive,
  5. thermosetting,
  6. thermosphere,
  7. thermostable,
  8. thermostat,
  9. thermostatics,
  10. thermosteresis

Origin of thermosiphon

First recorded in 1825–35; thermo- + siphon

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British Dictionary definitions for thermosiphon

thermosiphon

/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈsaɪfən) /

noun

a system in which a coolant is circulated by convection caused by a difference in density between the hot and cold portions of the liquid
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