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tensiometer

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noun ten·si·om·e·ter \ˌten(t)-sē-ˈä-mə-tər\

Definition of tensiometer

  1. 1 :  a device for measuring tension (as of structural material)

  2. 2 :  an instrument for determining the moisture content of soil

  3. 3 :  an instrument for measuring the surface tension of liquids

ten·sio·met·ric play \-sē-ō-ˈme-trik\ adjective
ten·si·om·e·try play \-sē-ˈä-mə-trē\ noun


Origin of tensiometer

tension


First Known Use: 1912


Medical Dictionary

tensiometer

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noun ten·si·om·e·ter \ˌten(t)-sē-ˈäm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of tensiometer

  1. 1:  a device for measuring tension

  2. 2:  an instrument for measuring the surface tension of liquids




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "tensiometer"


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