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hydrometer

 [hi-drom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for determining the specific gravity of a fluid.
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hy·drom·e·ter

(hī-drom'ĕ-tĕr),
An instrument for determining the specific gravity or density of a liquid.
Synonym(s): areometer, gravimeter
[hydro- + G. mēron, measure]
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hy·drom·e·ter

(hī-drom'ĕ-tĕr)
An instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid.
[hydro- + G. mēron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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