[stal-uh g-mom-i-ter]
noun Chemistry, Physics.
  1. an instrument for determining the number of drops, or the weight of each drop, in a given volume of liquid.

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. 2018

stalagmometer in Medicine


  1. 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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