[ ree-frak-tom-i-ter ]
/ ˌri frækˈtɒm ɪ tər /
an instrument for determining the refractive index of a substance.
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OTHER WORDS FROM refractometerre·frac·to·met·ric [ri-frak-tuh-me-trik], /rɪˌfræk təˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivere·frac·tom·e·try, noun
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Lacking a refractometer, the widely differing specific gravities of the two minerals would easily serve to distinguish them.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade
British Dictionary definitions for refractometer
/ (ˌriːfrækˈtɒmɪtə) /
any instrument for determining the refractive index of a substance
Derived forms of refractometerrefractometric (rɪˌfræktəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectiverefractometry, noun
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Medical definitions for refractometer
[ rē′frăk-tŏm′ĭ-tər ]
Any of several instruments used to measure the refractive index of a substance.
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