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The selective action of certain substances on radiant heat, absorbing some of the rays, reflecting or transmitting others.
[thermo- + G. chrōsis, coloring]
thermochroism(thĕr-mŏk′rō-ĭzm) [″ + chroa, color]
Property of a substance reflecting or transmitting portions of thermal radiation and absorbing or altering others.thermochroic, adjective