lactometer


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gal·ac·tom·e·ter

(gal'ak-tom'ĕ-tĕr),
A form of hydrometer for determining the specific gravity of milk as an indication of its fat content.
Synonym(s): lactometer
[galacto- + G. metron, measure]

lactometer

(lak-tom′ĕt-ĕr) [ lacto- + -meter]
A device for determining the specific gravity, and, therefore, the richness of milk.
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The lactometer reading indicated that the mean raw cow milk-specific gravity (30.5 [+ or -] 3.8) was within the recommended level.
According to a press release issued by the Punjab Food Authority here on Monday, an agenda regarding conclusion on Lactometer Reading was placed in front of a scientific panel on the request of milkmen.
Normal lactometers are unable to differentiate between the two because extracted milk, urea, detergent and caustic soda show the same purity and fat content as natural milk after being mixed with cream
Quality control of milk is classified as (1) Compositional quality: Gerber routine test and corrected lactometer reading test determine and extra dilution of the milk.
Blood sampling and lactate measurement: Blood samples were collected from unpreferred hand mid-fingertips in five phases by a certificated lactometer. For the purpose of estimating blood lactate using a lactate analyzer (Analox P-LM55, UK) found in an Analox lactate kit supplied by Analox (UK).
Fat content was determined by the Gerber technique and density by a lactometer calibrated at 20[degrees]C.
A lactometer was used to measure the specific gravity of the bulk milk at room temperature.