heat units

heat u·nits

(hēt yūnits)
The heat capacity for storing thermal energy within the anode of a diagnostic x-ray tube.
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Early absorption of heat units by late mango fruit is one of the factors behind Vivipary disorder.
e Bhut Jolokia rated at more than one million Scoville heat units on the scale used to measure the heat of chilli is dried and soaked in alcohol to intensify the heat.
Mrs Silcock said: "e WTF extract is rated at 7.4 million Scoville heat units. We had to make it outside in the garden because the fumes were so strong.
The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville Heat Units. Zero is bland, and a regular jalapeno pepper registers around 5,000 on the Scoville scale.
Depending on the variety, the "burn factor" can vary from 1,000 to 8,000 heat units on the Scoville Scale--a method for measuring a pepper's heat level.
RG-BFT flowers after receiving [approximately equals] 550 accumulated heat units (10 [degrees] C base temp) when grown under light periods ranging from 13 to 19 hr and using a light intensity averaging 410 mol [m.sup.-2] [s.sup.-1].
Piquin peppers are also not as hot: Tabasco peppers rank near the top of the scale in terms of spiciness--30,000 to 50,000 heat units (HU's) on the Scoville scale, which was developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912 as a test to measure the hotness of different peppers.