Diathermanous
Diathermanous Di`a*ther"ma*nous, a. [Gr. ? to warm through; dia` through + ? to warm, ? warm.] Having the property of transmitting radiant heat; diathermal; -- opposed to {athermanous}. [1913 Webster]

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  • diathermanous — Permeable by heat rays. SYN: transcalent. [G. dia thermaino, to heat through, fr. thermos, hot] …   Medical dictionary

  • diathermanous — di·a·ther·ma·nous …   English syllables

  • diathermanous — /daɪəˈθɜmənəs/ (say duyuh thermuhnuhs) adjective permeable to radiant heat …   Australian English dictionary

  • diathermanous — |dīə|thərmənəs adjective Etymology: French diathermane, irregular (influence of diaphane diaphanous) from Greek diathermainein : transmitting infrared radiation compare athermanous …   Useful english dictionary

  • diathermancy — diathermanous, adj. /duy euh therr meuhn see/, n., pl. diathermancies. the property of transmitting heat as electromagnetic radiation. [1830 40; < F diathermansie < Gk dia DIA + thérmansis heating, equiv. to therman (var. s. of thermaínein to… …   Universalium

  • Diathermancy — The Amazon river delta showing no clouds above river waters because water is not a diathermanous fluid Diathermancy is the property of some fluids to get sun rays through them without being heated. Therefore, a diathermanous fluid is Permeable by …   Wikipedia

  • athermanous — | ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷mənəs adjective Etymology: a (II) + thermanous (as in diathermanous) : not transmitting infrared radiation compare diathermanous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Athermanous — A*ther ma*nous, a. [Gr. a priv. + qermai nein to heat, qe rma heat: cf. F. athermane.] (Chem.) Not transmitting heat; opposed to {diathermanous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diathermancy — Di a*ther man*cy, Diathermaneity Di a*ther ma*ne i*ty, n. [See {Diathermanous}.] The property of transmitting radiant heat; the quality of being diathermous. Melloni. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diathermaneity — Diathermancy Di a*ther man*cy, Diathermaneity Di a*ther ma*ne i*ty, n. [See {Diathermanous}.] The property of transmitting radiant heat; the quality of being diathermous. Melloni. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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