thermo-


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thermo-

(word root) heat, hot
Examples of words with the root thermo-: thermometer, thermos
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thermo-

or therm-
pref.
1. Heat: thermochemistry.
2. Thermoelectric: thermojunction.

[From Greek thermē, heat, from thermos, warm, hot; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]
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thermo-

or before a vowel

therm-

combining form
(General Physics) related to, caused by, or measuring heat: thermodynamics; thermophile.
[from Greek thermos hot, thermē heat]
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thermo-

a combining form meaning “heat,” “hot”: thermoplastic. Also, esp. before a vowel,therm-.
[< Greek, comb. form of thermós]
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thermo-

or therm-
A prefix that means "heat," as in thermometer.
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