[ stal-uh g-mom-i-ter ]
/ ˌstæl əgˈmɒm ɪ tər /
noun Chemistry, Physics.
an instrument for determining the number of drops, or the weight of each drop, in a given volume of liquid.
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Also called stactometer.
Origin of stalagmometer
1860–65; < Greek stalagmó(s) dripping + -meter
OTHER WORDS FROM stalagmometersta·lag·mo·met·ric [stuh-lag-muh-me-trik] /stəˌlæg məˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivestal·ag·mom·e·try, noun
Words nearby stalagmometer
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Medical definitions for stalagmometer
[ stăl′ăg-mŏm′ĭ-tər ]
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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