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pycnometer

[ pik-nom-i-ter ]
/ pɪkˈnɒm ɪ tər /
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noun

a container used for determining the density of a liquid or powder, having a specific volume and often provided with a thermometer to indicate the temperature of the contained substance.

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Origin of pycnometer

First recorded in 1880–85; pycno- + -meter

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British Dictionary definitions for pycnometer

pycnometer
/ (pɪkˈnɒmɪtə) /

noun

a small glass bottle of known volume for determining the relative density of liquids and solids by weighing

Derived forms of pycnometer

pycnometric (ˌpɪknəˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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