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Definition of "thermography" [ther•mog•ra•phy]

  • A process for producing raised lettering, as on stationery or calling cards, by application of a powder that is fused by heat to the fresh ink. (noun)
  • A diagnostic technique in which an infrared camera is used to measure temperature variations on the surface of the body, producing images that reveal sites of abnormal tissue growth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thermography" in a sentence
  • "Breast thermography is a 15 minute non invasive screening tool."
  • "Modern thermography is the only method available for visualizing pain."
  • "The new imaging study, known as thermography, "is a non-invasive technique to measure skin temperature over the visible body simultaneously.""