Saybolt viscosity

noun Say·bolt viscosity \ˈsāˌbōlt-\

Definition of Saybolt viscosity

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of saybolt viscosity

after George M. Saybolt †1924 American chemist


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