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pycnometer

[pik-nom-i-ter]
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noun
  1. 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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  • Pycnometer, pik-nom′e-tėr, n. an instrument for determining the specific gravity of solid bodies.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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British Dictionary definitions for pycnometer

pycnometer

noun
  1. a small glass bottle of known volume for determining the relative density of liquids and solids by weighing
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Derived Formspycnometric (ˌpɪknəˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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