Skip to Content
Medical Term:

Rankine scale

Pronunciation: ran'kin


a thermometer scale in which each degree Rankine (°Rank) is equal to the Fahrenheit but applied to the absolute temperature scale with its zero point at absolute zero; °Rank = °F + 459.67.

[William Rankine]

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.