McLeod gauge

noun

Definition of McLeod gauge

: a sensitive instrument for measuring the pressure of a highly rarefied gas by compressing a portion of the gas in a closed capillary tube and applying Boyle's law

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History and Etymology for McLeod gauge

after Herbert McLeod †1923 English chemist

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“McLeod gauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/McLeod%20gauge. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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