“… a type of resistor with resistance varying according to its temperature. The word is a combination of thermal and resistor. Samuel Ruben invented the thermistor in 1930, and was awarded U.S. Patent No. 2,021,491.”
So, from the meaning itself, it’s a resistor (regulates the flow of electricity) that uses temperature as basis for its primary function to which it will be used. A thermistor is widely used in temperature sensors, self-regulating heating elements and other thermally regulating gadgets. If big appliances like air conditioners and refrigerators uses a thermostat to regulate temperature. A thermistor regulates electricity to help the thermal-related gadget function properly in relation to temperature reading.
Well, I hoped I shared something new from my little discoveries on the net.