[ kal-uh-rim-i-tree ]
/ ˌkæl əˈrɪm ɪ tri /


the measurement of heat.

Origin of calorimetry

First recorded in 1855–60; calori- + -metry
Related formscal·o·ri·met·ric [kal-er-uh-me-trik, kuh-lawr-, -lor-] /ˌkæl ər əˈmɛ trɪk, kəˌlɔr-, -ˌlɒr-/, cal·o·ri·met·ri·cal, adjectivecal·o·ri·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for calorimetry


[ kăl′ə-rĭmĭ-trē ]


Measurement of the amount of heat evolved or absorbed in a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.
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