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thermistor

 [ther-mis´tor]
a thermometer whose resistance varies with ambient temperature and so is able to measure extremely small temperature changes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

therm·is·tor

(therm'is-tŏr),
A device for determining temperature; also may be used to monitor control of temperature.
[G. thermē, heat]
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therm·is·tor

(thĕrmis-tŏr)
A device for determining temperature; also may be used to monitor control of temperature.
[G. thermē, heat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

therm·is·tor

(thĕrmis-tŏr)
A device for determining temperature; also used to monitor control of temperature.
[G. thermē, heat]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Line of thermocouples, RTDs and thermisters. Variety of melt-bolt and spring-loaded designs available, along with accessories such as lead wire, fittings and connectors.
Offers a full line of thermocouples, RTDs and thermisters. Off-the-shelf delivery of a variety of melt-bolt and spring-loaded designs are available.