[stal-uh g-mom-i-ter]

noun Chemistry, Physics.

an instrument for determining the number of drops, or the weight of each drop, in a given volume of liquid.

Nearby words

  1. stalactite work,
  2. stalactites,
  3. stalag,
  4. stalagmite,
  5. stalagmites,
  6. stale,
  7. stale bull,
  8. stalemate,
  9. stalin,
  10. stalin peak

Origin of stalagmometer

1860–65; < Greek stalagmó(s) dripping + -meter

Also called stactometer.

Related formssta·lag·mo·met·ric [stuh-lag-muh-me-trik] /stəˌlæg məˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivestal·ag·mom·e·try, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for stalagmometer




An instrument for determining exactly the number of drops in a given quantity of liquid, used as a measure of the surface tension of a fluid.

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