[ yoo r-uh-nom-i-ter ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈnɒm ɪ tər /


a device for assessing the specific gravity of urine; a hydrometer for use on urine specimens.

Origin of urinometer

First recorded in 1835–45; urino- + -meter
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Examples from the Web for urinometer

  • One frequently wishes to ascertain the specific gravity of quantities of fluid too small to float an urinometer.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
  • The specific gravity is most conveniently estimated by means of the urinometer—Squibb's is preferable (Fig. 14).

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd

British Dictionary definitions for urinometer


/ (ˌjʊərɪˈnɒmɪtə) /

noun med

an instrument for determining the specific gravity of urine
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Medicine definitions for urinometer


[ yur′ə-nŏmĭ-tər ]


A hydrometer for measuring the specific gravity of urine.
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