transcalent

[trans-key-luh nt]

adjective

permitting the passage of heat.

Nearby words

  1. transamination,
  2. transannular,
  3. transarctic,
  4. transatlantic,
  5. transaxle,
  6. transcarboxylase,
  7. transcaucasia,
  8. transcaucasian,
  9. transceiver,
  10. transcellular fluid

Origin of transcalent

1825–35; trans- + Latin calent- (stem of calēns), present participle of calēre to be hot; see -ent

Related formstrans·ca·len·cy [trans-key-luh n-see] /trænsˈkeɪ lən si/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for transcalent

transcalent

adjective

rare permitting the passage of heat
Derived Formstranscalency, noun

Word Origin for transcalent

C19: trans- + -calent, from Latin calēre to be hot

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Medicine definitions for transcalent

transcalent

[trăn-skālənt]

adj.

Diathermanous.

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