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.

Nearby words

  1. pycn-,
  2. pycnidium,
  3. pycniospore,
  4. pycnium,
  5. pycno-,
  6. pycnostyle,
  7. pydna,
  8. pye,
  9. pye-dog,
  10. pyelectasis

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 Formspycnometric (ˌpɪknəˈmɛtrɪk), adjective

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