Abbe refractometer

noun Ab·be refractometer \ˈäbə-, ˈabē-\

Definition of Abbe refractometer

  1. :  a refractometer in which the critical angle for total reflection at the interface of a film of a liquid between two similar glass prisms is utilized in determining the index of refraction

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Origin and Etymology of abbe refractometer

after Ernst Abbe †1905 German physicist


First Known Use: 1876


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