[ sak-uh-rom-i-ter ]
/ ˌsæk əˈrɒm ɪ tər /

noun Chemistry.

an instrument for measuring the amount of sugar in a solution, as by determining the specific gravity of the solution.

Origin of saccharometer

First recorded in 1775–85; saccharo- + -meter

Related forms

sac·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for saccharometer


/ (ˌsækəˈrɒmɪtə) /


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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