Pirani gauge

noun
Pi·​ra·​ni gauge | \ pə̇ˈränē- \

Definition of Pirani gauge

: a hot-wire manometer in which the cooling effect on the filament is deduced from its lowered resistance

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History and Etymology for Pirani gauge

after Marcello St. Pirani, born 1880 British physicist born in Germany

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“Pirani gauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pirani%20gauge. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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