Pronunciation: (thur-mog'ru-fē), [key]
1. a technique for imitating an embossed appearance, as on business cards, stationery, or the like, by dusting printed areas with a powder that adheres only to the wet ink, and fusing the ink and powder to the paper by heat.
2. Med.a technique for measuring regional skin temperatures, used esp. as a screening method for detection of breast cancer.
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