stalagmometer


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stalagmometer

 [stal″ag-mom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring surface tension by determining the exact number of drops in a given quantity of a liquid; the lower the surface tension, the smaller each drop will be, and the more drops will be in a given volume.
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stal·ag·mom·e·ter

(stal'ăg-mom'ĕ-tĕr),
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).
Synonym(s): stactometer
[G. stalagma, a drop, + metron, measure]
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stal·ag·mom·e·ter

(stal'ăg-mom'ĕ-tĕr)
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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The surface tension of the ligand was measured by Stalagmometer and refractive index was taken on Abbe's Refractometer.