January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2172
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A definition of the term "thermodynamics" is presented. "Thermo" means "heat," and "dynamics," derived from "dynamis" means "power." The word refers to the branch of physics concerned with laws that govern the production of heat and its conversion into other forms of energy.


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