Medical Definition of Thermal expansion

1. Characteristic property of most solids and liquids which causes their volume to increase when they are heated. Thermal expansion and contraction can cause structural problems in pulsed fusion devices. (09 Oct 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thermal Expansion

thermal barrier
thermal break
thermal burn
thermal capacity
thermal conductance
thermal conductivity
thermal contact
thermal conversion cycle
thermal cover
thermal cycler
thermal desorption
thermal efficiency
thermal emission
thermal energy
thermal equilibrium
thermal expansion (current term)
thermal imaging
thermal lance
thermal lithosphere
thermal lithospheres
thermal melting profile
thermal neutron
thermal neutrons
thermal paper
thermal papers
thermal paste
thermal pollution
thermal printer
thermal printers
thermal radiation

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