cathetometer

noun
cath·​e·​tom·​e·​ter | \ ˌkathəˈtämətə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of cathetometer

: an instrument for accurate measurement of small differences in height (as of columns of mercury or other fluids) consisting of a telescopic leveling apparatus that slides up or down a perpendicular standard with a finely graduated scale

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Other Words from cathetometer

cathetometric \ ¦kathətə¦me‧trik \ adjective

History and Etymology for cathetometer

International Scientific Vocabulary catheto- (from Greek kathetos vertical height, perpendicular line, from kathetos let down, from kathienai) + -meter

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“Cathetometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cathetometer. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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