calorimeter

[kal-uh-rim-i-ter]

Origin of calorimeter

First recorded in 1785–95; calori- + -meter
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calorimeter

noun
  1. an apparatus for measuring amounts of heat, esp to find specific heat capacities, calorific values, etc
Derived Formscalorimetric (ˌkælərɪˈmɛtrɪk) or calorimetrical, adjectivecalorimetrically, adverbcalorimetry, noun
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Word Origin and History for calorimeter
n.

1794, from calorie + -meter. A hybrid word.

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calorimeter in Medicine

calorimeter

[kăl′ə-rĭmĭ-tər]
n.
  1. An apparatus for measuring the heat generated by a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.
Related formsca•lor′i•metric (kə-lôr′ə-mĕtrĭk) adj.
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