noun al·ve·o·graph \al-ˈvē-ə-ˌgraf\

Definition of alveograph



  1. :  a type of extensometer designed for measuring the gluten development of dough Mixing and shaping units are included in the modern alveograph, whereby the dough is mixed and cut into disc-shaped test-pieces under carefully controlled conditions. — Peter R. Whiteley, Biscuit Manufacture, 1971

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Origin and Etymology of alveograph

borrowed from French alvéographe, from Latin alveus “cavity, trough” + French -o- -o- + -graphe -graph — more at alveolus

First Known Use: 1958

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