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lysimeter

[lahy-sim-i-ter]
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noun
  1. an instrument for determining the amount of water-soluble matter in soil.

Origin of lysimeter

First recorded in 1875–80; lysi- + -meter
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Historical Examples

  • Lysimeter, lī-sim′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the rate of percolation of rain through a soil.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for lysimeter

lysimeter

noun
  1. an instrument for determining solubility, esp the amount of water-soluble matter in soil

Word Origin

C20: from lysi- (variant of lyso-) + -meter
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