lysimeter

[ lahy-sim-i-ter ]
/ laɪˈsɪm ɪ tər /

noun

an instrument for determining the amount of water-soluble matter in soil.

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Origin of lysimeter

First recorded in 1875–80; lysi- + -meter
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lysimeter
/ (laɪˈsɪmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument for determining solubility, esp the amount of water-soluble matter in soil

Word Origin for lysimeter

C20: from lysi- (variant of lyso-) + -meter
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