1. an optical instrument for determining the strength of sugar solutions by measuring the rotation of the plane of polarized light they produce.

Origin of saccharimeter

First recorded in 1870–75; sacchar- + -i- + -meter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. any instrument for measuring the strength of sugar solutions, esp a type of polarimeter for determining the concentration from the extent to which the solution rotates the plane of polarized light
Derived Formssaccharimetry, noun
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