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potometer

[puh-tom-i-ter]
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noun Meteorology.
  1. an instrument for measuring the amount of water that a plant loses through transpiration, consisting of a sealed vessel of water with a cutting inserted in such a way that moisture can escape only through absorption and transpiration.
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Origin of potometer

1880–85; < Greek potó(n) drink + -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for potometer

potometer

noun
  1. an apparatus that measures the rate of water uptake by a plant or plant part
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Word Origin

from Latin pōtāre to drink + -meter
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