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a device for measuring drops.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An instrument for determining exactly the number of drops in a given quantity of liquid; used as a measure of the surface tension of a fluid (the lower the tension, the smaller the drops and, consequently, the more numerous in a given quantity of the fluid).
[G. stalagma, a drop, + metron, measure]
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stactometer(stăk-tŏm′ĕt-ĕr) [Gr. staktos, dropping, + metron, measure]
An instrument for measuring fluid in drops.
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