ly·​sim·​e·​ter lī-ˈsi-mə-tər How to pronounce lysimeter (audio)
: a device for measuring the percolation of water through soils and for determining the soluble constituents removed in the drainage
lysimetric adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lysimeter was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Lysimeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


ly·​sim·​e·​ter lī-ˈsim-ət-ər How to pronounce lysimeter (audio)
: a device for measuring the solubility of a substance
lysimetric adjective
lysimetry noun
plural lysimetries

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