eudiometer

[yoo-dee-om-i-ter]

Origin of eudiometer

1770–80; < Greek eúdio(s) clear, mild (literally, well skied, equivalent to eu- eu- + di-, stem of Zeus god of the sky + -os adj. suffix) + -meter
Related formseu·di·o·met·ric [yoo-dee-uh-me-trik] /ˌyu di əˈmɛ trɪk/, eu·di·o·met·ri·cal, adjectiveeu·di·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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eudiometer

noun
  1. a graduated glass tube used in the study and volumetric analysis of gas reactions
Derived Formseudiometric (ˌjuːdɪəˈmɛtrɪk) or eudiometrical, adjectiveeudiometrically, adverbeudiometry, noun

Word Origin for eudiometer

C18: from Greek eudios, literally: clear skied (from eu- + Dios, genitive of Zeus god of the heavens) + -meter
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