athermanous


athermanous
  a. impervious to radiant heat.
   ♦ athermancy, n.

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  • 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

  • athermanous — Absorbing radiant heat; not permeable to heat rays. * * * ather·ma·nous (ə thurґmə nəs) [a 1 + thermic] absorbing heat rays and not permitting them to pass …   Medical dictionary

  • athermanous — adj. blocking heat rays …   English contemporary dictionary

  • athermanous — ather·ma·nous …   English syllables

  • athermanous — /əˈθɜmənəs/ (say uh thermuhnuhs) adjective Physics impermeable to or able to stop radiant heat. {a 6 + Greek thermainein heat + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • Athermancy — A*ther man*cy ([.a]*th[ e]r m[a^]n*s[y^]), n. [See {Athermanous}.] Inability to transmit radiant heat; impermeability to heat. Tyndall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Athermous — A*ther mous, a. (Chem.) Athermanous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Athermane — Le terme d athermane, dans le domaine de l astronautique, qualifie : soit un matériau ou une structure qui ne transmet pas la chaleur dans certaines conditions, soit les conditions aux limites entre un corps et un écoulement fluide lorsqu il …   Wikipédia en Français