al·​ve·​o·​graph al-ˈvē-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce alveograph (audio)
plural alveographs
: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alveograph was in 1958

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“Alveograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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