Jurin's law

noun

Ju·​rin's law
ˈju̇rə̇nz-
: a law of physics: the height of a capillary column of a liquid at a particular temperature is inversely proportional to the diameter of the tube

Word History

Etymology

after James Jurin †1750 English physician

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“Jurin's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jurin%27s%20law. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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