from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to diathermy
  • adj. That allows the free passage of heat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affording a free passage to heat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as diathermanous.


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  • In one, a patient with secondary glaucoma, prior to the diathermic application the tension was 37½ mm., after the passage of the current it had fallen to 28 mm., but the next morning the tension rose to 45 mm. In a patient with chronic glaucoma no definite alteration of tension could be found.

    Glaucoma A Symposium Presented at a Meeting of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, November 17, 1913

  • Sulphur dissolved in bisulphide of carbon was found almost perfectly diathermic.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • The latter are far more diathermic than the former.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • It is also a subject of discussion whether rock-salt is equally diathermic to all kinds of calorific rays; the differences affirmed to exist by some investigators being ascribed by others to differences of incidence from the various sources employed.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • For an alcohol flame Knoblauch and Melloni found glass to be less transparent than for the same flame with a platinum spiral immersed in it; but Melloni afterwards showed that the result was not general -- that black glass and black mica were decidedly more diathermic to the radiation from the pure alcohol flame.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • The Siemens Ecoflash thin layer dryer is designed to dry biosolids using either diathermic oil or saturated steam.


  • The surgeon then began to cut her open with a diathermic needle, but the implement, which uses an electrical current, emitted a spark which set the alcohol solution alight, engulfing the woman in flames. | Top Stories

  • Especially during excessive peroperative blood loss, nerves are at risk due to diathermic coagulation and numerous sutures to secure haemostasis.

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  • "I'm taking that ultrasonic diathermic wrapping on your ankle.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • a solution is obtained which entirely intercepts the light of the most brilliant flames, while to the ultra-red rays of such flames the same iodine is found to be perfectly diathermic.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2


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