calorimeter

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calorimeter

 [kal″o-rim´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring the amount of heat produced in any system or organism.

cal·o·rim·e·ter

(kal'ō-rim'ĕ-ter),
An apparatus for measuring the amount of heat liberated in a chemical reaction.
[L. calor, heat, + G. metron, measure]

cal·o·rim·e·ter

(kal'ŏr-im'ĕ-tĕr)
An apparatus for measuring the amount of heat liberated in a chemical reaction.
See also: human calorimeter
[L. calor, heat, + G. metron, measure]

calorimeter

an instrument for measuring quantities of heat, e.g. a BOMB CALORIMETER measures the heat output on burning a sample of material. Calorific values used in energetics are now measured in JOULES rather than CALORIES.