thermointegrator


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ther·mo·in·te·gra·tor

(ther'mō-in'tĕ-grā-tŏr),
Any device for assessing the effective warmth or coldness of an environment as it might be experienced by a living organism, taking into account radiation and convection as well as conduction. Conceived of as a thermal model of an organism, the device usually consists of a standard object (for example, sphere, cylinder), the surface temperature of which is measured while it is being heated internally at a standard rate.

thermointegrator

[thur′mō·in′təgrā′tər]
an instrument used to create a thermal model of an environment, measuring the warmth and coldness as it might be experienced by a living organism in that environment.