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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ā-dē-ă-ba′tik

Definition: Referring to a thermodynamic process in which no gain or loss of heat occurs between the system and its surroundings.

[G. adiabatos, impassable, fr. a priv. + diabainō, to go through]

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