Saybolt viscosity

noun

Say·​bolt viscosity
ˈsāˌbōlt-
: viscosity as determined by the number of seconds required for an oil heated to 130° F for lighter oils and 210° F for heavier oils to flow through a standard orifice and fill a 60 milliliter flask

Word History

Etymology

after George M. Saybolt †1924 American chemist

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“Saybolt viscosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saybolt%20viscosity. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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