thermonuclear etymology

English word thermonuclear comes from English nuclear, English thermo- (Heat.)

Detailed word origin of thermonuclear

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nuclear English (eng) (biology) Pertaining to the nucleus of a cell. [from 19th c.]. (by extension, metaphoric, of a solution or response) Involving the destruction of something.. Involving energy released by nuclear reactions (fission, fusion, radioactive decay). [from 20th c.]. Of a weapon: deriving its force from rapid release of energy through nuclear reactions. [from 20th c.]. Pertaining to a centre around [...]
thermo- English (eng) Heat.
thermonuclear English (eng) Of, or relating to the fusion of atomic nuclei at high temperatures.. Of, or relating to the use of atomic weapons based on such fusion, especially as distinguished from those based on fission.

Words with the same origin as thermonuclear

Descendants of nuclear
nesprin nuplex
Descendants of thermo-
thermoanalytical thermobalance thermodependency thermodiffractogram thermodynamic thermoecology thermogenesis thermohardening thermokinetics thermomagnetism thermomagnonic thermomechanics thermomould thermophone thermophotovoltaic thermoratchet thermoresponsive thermoscopic thermosensation thermostat thermotaxis thermotherapy thermotype thermovinification