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an instrument for measuring osmotic concentration or pressure.
1. An instrument for measuring osmolality by freezing point depression or vapor pressure elevation techniques.
2. An apparatus for measuring the acuteness of the sense of smell.
osmometer/os·mom·e·ter/ (oz-mom´ĕ-ter) an instrument for measuring osmotic concentration or pressure.
Etymology: Gk, ōsmos, impulse + metron, measure
1 a device for measuring the acuity of the sense of smell.
2 a device for measuring osmotic pressure either directly or indirectly. It was formerly used to assess the extent of dehydration or blood loss.
osmometeran instrument used for the measurement of OSMOTIC PRESSURE of a solution.
1. a device for testing the sense of smell.
2. an instrument for measuring osmotic pressure.