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Reaumur

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adjective Re·au·mur \ˌrā-ō-ˈmyu̇r, ˈrā-ō-ˌ\

Definition of Reaumur

  1. :  relating to or conforming to a thermometric scale on which the boiling point of water is at 80° above the zero of the scale and the freezing point is at zero




Réaumur

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biographical name Ré·au·mur \ˌrā-ō-ˈmyu̇r, -ˈmuer\

Definition of Réaumur

  1. René-Antoine Ferchault de 1683–1757 Fr. naturalist & physicist




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Reaumur

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adjective Re·au·mur \ˌrā-ō-ˈmyu̇(ə)r\

Medical Definition of Reaumur

  1. :  relating or conforming to a thermometric scale on which the boiling point of water is at 80° above the zero of the scale and the freezing point is at zero <the Reaumur thermometer>—abbreviation R



Biographical Note for reaumur

Réaumur

\rā-ō-mu̅e̅r\,

René–Antoine Ferchault de

(1683–1757), French physicist and naturalist. Réaumur devised in 1730 a thermometer with a scale marking 0° as the freezing point and 80° as the boiling point of water. Interested in many areas of science, he isolated gastric juice in 1752 and investigated its role in the digestive process.


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