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lactometer

[lak-tom-i-ter] /lækˈtɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an instrument for determining the specific gravity of milk.
Origin of lactometer
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; lacto- + -meter
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Examples from the Web for 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 Book of Cheese

    Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • The reading should be taken when the lactometer is floating free in the milk.

    The Book of Cheese

    Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • 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
  • Feeling sure that the lactometer must be at fault, I consulted my friend the doctor, who examined and found it quite correct.

    Life and sport in China Oliver G. Ready
  • Fig. 17, is a number of glass tubes of equal size, set in a frame called a lactometer or cream guage.

    Domestic Animals Richard L. Allen
  • The lactometer is a little instrument used to estimate the specific gravity of milk.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
  • By means of an inexpensive instrument known as a lactometer, this cheat may easily be detected.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • The better lactometers have a thermometer with the scale just above or opposite the lactometer scale.

    The Book of Cheese

    Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
British Dictionary definitions for lactometer

lactometer

/lækˈtɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
a hydrometer used to measure the relative density of milk and thus determine its quality Also called galactometer
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