clinical thermometer

  1. a small thermometer used to measure body temperature.

Origin of clinical thermometer

First recorded in 1875–80

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How to use clinical thermometer in a sentence

  • Introduce the bulb of an ordinary clinical thermometer, well greased with vaseline, just within the sphincter ani.

  • Of course the Scout should learn to read the little clinical thermometer, and one should be carried in the trail kit.

    Pluck on the Long Trail | Edwin L. Sabin
  • He took his temperature with a little clinical thermometer he kept by him and found it was a hundred and one.

  • As a physician he kept a clinical thermometer, and on several occasions ascertained that he had some temperature.

    Atlantis | Gerhart Hauptmann
  • In one, where we stopped for lunch, I put a clinical thermometer for a moment against my coat sleeve.

    At the Court of the Amr | John Alfred Gray

British Dictionary definitions for clinical thermometer

clinical thermometer

  1. a finely calibrated thermometer for determining the temperature of the body, usually placed under the tongue, in the armpit, or in the rectum

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