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noun Chemistry.
  1. an instrument for measuring the amount of sugar in a solution, as by determining the specific gravity of the solution.
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Origin of saccharometer

First recorded in 1775–85; saccharo- + -meter
Related formssac·cha·ro·met·ric [sak-uh-roh-me-trik] /ˌsæk ə roʊˈmɛ trɪk/, sac·cha·ro·met·ri·cal, adjectivesac·cha·rom·e·try, noun
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Examples from the Web for saccharometer

Historical Examples

  • This stage of ripeness is determined by means of a must-scale or saccharometer.

    Manual of American Grape-Growing

    U. P. Hedrick

  • The thermometer will show at this degree, 226, saccharometer, 37.

  • The strength of worts is ascertained by means of an instrument termed a saccharometer.

  • This is a hard time for almost any man, who feels his random mind dipped into with a spirit-gauge and a saccharometer.

    Mary Anerley

    R. D. Blackmore

  • Page 99, reference to Saccharometer: there is no article Saccharometer; the saccharometer is discussed in the article Beer only.

British Dictionary definitions for saccharometer


  1. a hydrometer used to measure the strengths of sugar solutions. It is usually calibrated directly to give a reading of concentration
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