Definition of Saybolt viscosity
: 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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