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clinical thermometer

noun

Definition of CLINICAL THERMOMETER

:  a thermometer for measuring body temperature that has a constriction in the tube above the bulb preventing movement of the column of liquid downward once it has reached its maximum temperature so that it continues to indicate the maximum temperature until the liquid is shaken back down into the bulb

First Known Use of CLINICAL THERMOMETER

1875

clinical thermometer

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLINICAL THERMOMETER

:  a thermometer for measuring body temperature that has a constriction in the tube above the bulb preventing movement of the column of liquid downward once it has reached its maximum temperature so that it continues to indicate the maximum temperature until the liquid is shaken back down into the bulb—called also fever thermometer

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