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Noun: thermistor  thur'mi-stu(r)
  1. A semiconductor device made of materials whose resistance varies as a function of temperature; can be used to compensate for temperature variation in other components of a circuit
    - thermal resistor

Derived forms: thermistors

Type of: semiconductor, semiconductor device, semiconductor unit

Encyclopedia: Thermistor