a receptor stimulated by heat.
incandescence caused by absorption of radiation having a frequency below that of visible light. noun (physics) the absorption of radiation by a body, subsequently re-emitted at a higher frequency (lower wavelength)
a combining form meaning “heat,” used in the formation of compound words: calorimeter.
of or relating to calories: the caloric content of food. of or relating to heat. (of engines) driven by heat. high in calories: a caloric meal. heat. Archaic. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was thought to determine its thermal state. Contemporary Examples No Proof Paula Deen’s High-Fat Southern Cooking Caused Her Diabetes Paul […]