al·​ve·​o·​graph | \ al-ˈvē-ə-ˌgraf \
plural alveographs

Definition of alveograph

: 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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First Known Use of alveograph

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alveograph

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

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