- an instrument for determining the specific gravity of milk.
Origin of lactometer
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The lactometer is used for measuring the purity and richness of milk.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
A hydrometer that is especially adapted to milk is called a lactometer.
The reading should be taken when the lactometer is floating free in the milk.
The lactometer and cream-gauges showed that the poorest milk came from the poorest-kept cows.Hints on cheese-making
Thomas Day Curtis
With a view to exposing fraud I purchased a lactometer and found the usual proportions of milk and water to be half and half.Life and sport in China
Oliver G. Ready
- a hydrometer used to measure the relative density of milk and thus determine its qualityAlso called: galactometer
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