hygrometer


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hygrometer

 [hi-grom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring atmospheric moisture.

hy·grom·e·ter

(hī-grom'ĕ-tĕr),
Any device for measuring the water vapor in the atmosphere, usually indicating relative humidity directly.
[hygro- + G. metron, measure]

hygrometer

[hīgrom′ətər]
Etymology: Gk, hygros, moist, metron, measure
an instrument that directly measures relative humidity of the atmosphere or the proportion of water in a specified gas or gas mixture, without extracting the moisture.

hygrometer

an instrument for measuring atmospheric moisture.
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