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lactometer

[ lak-tom-i-ter ]
/ lækˈtɒm ɪ tər /
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noun
an instrument for determining the specific gravity of milk.
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Origin of lactometer

First recorded in 1810–20; lacto- + -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for lactometer

lactometer
/ (lækˈtɒmɪtə) /

noun
a hydrometer used to measure the relative density of milk and thus determine its qualityAlso called: galactometer
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