thermostat

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thermostat

 [ther´mo-stat]
a device interposed in a heating system by which temperature is automatically maintained between certain levels.

ther·mo·stat

(ther'mō-stat),
An apparatus for the automatic regulation of heat, as in an incubator.
Synonym(s): thermoregulator
[thermo- + G. statos, standing]

thermostat

[thur′məstat]
Etymology: Gk, thermē + statos, standing
a device for the automatic control of a heating or cooling system. thermostatic, adj.

thermostat

a device interposed in a heating system by which temperature is automatically maintained between certain levels.