glossmeter

[ glos-mee-ter, glaws- ]
/ ˈglɒsˌmi tər, ˈglɔs- /

noun

an instrument for measuring the reflectivity of a surface.

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called glos·sim·e·ter [glo-sim-i-ter, glaw-]. /glɒˈsɪm ɪ tər, glɔ-/.

Origin of glossmeter

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