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British Dictionary definitions for redwood seconds

Redwood seconds

  1. (functioning as singular) a scale of measurement of viscosity based on the time in seconds taken for fluid to flow through a standard orifice: accepted as standard in the UK in 1886See also Saybolt universal seconds, Engler degrees

Word Origin

named after Sir B. Redwood (1846–1919), English chemist who proposed it
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