noun cal·o·rim·e·ter \ˌka-lə-ˈri-mə-tər\

Definition of CALORIMETER

:  an apparatus for measuring quantities of absorbed or emitted heat or for determining specific heats
ca·lo·ri·met·ric \ˌka-lə-rə-ˈme-trik; kə-ˌlr-ə-\ adjective
ca·lo·ri·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
cal·o·rim·e·try \ˌka-lə-ˈri-mə-trē\ noun


International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin calor
First Known Use: 1790
Medical Dictionary


noun cal·o·rim·e·ter \ˌkal-ə-ˈrim-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of CALORIMETER

:  any of several apparatuses for measuring quantities of absorbed or evolved heat or for determining specific heats—see bomb calorimeter, oxycalorimeter
ca·lo·ri·met·ric \ˌkal-ə-rə-ˈme-trik; kə-ˌlr-ə-, -ˌlōr-, -ˌlär-\ adjective
ca·lo·ri·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
cal·o·rim·e·try \ˌkal-ə-ˈrim-ə-trē\ noun, plural cal·o·rim·e·tries


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