microcalorimeter

noun
mi·​cro·​cal·​o·​rim·​e·​ter | \ ˌmī-krō-ˌka-lə-ˈri-mə-tər How to pronounce microcalorimeter (audio) \

Definition of microcalorimeter

: an instrument for measuring very small quantities of heat

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microcalorimetric \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˌka-​lə-​rə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce microcalorimeter (audio) ; -​kə-​ˌlȯr-​ə-​ , -​ˌlär-​ \ adjective
microcalorimetry \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˌka-​lə-​ˈri-​mə-​trē How to pronounce microcalorimeter (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web But this time, the German researchers used their magnetic microcalorimeter to measure the radiation more precisely, and their efforts bore fruit. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Are Now One Step Closer to a Nuclear Clock," 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of microcalorimeter

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Microcalorimeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microcalorimeter. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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microcalorimeter

noun
mi·​cro·​cal·​o·​rim·​e·​ter | \ ˌmī-krō-ˌkal-ə-ˈrim-ət-ər How to pronounce microcalorimeter (audio) \

Medical Definition of microcalorimeter

: an instrument for measuring very small quantities of heat

Other Words from microcalorimeter

microcalorimetric \ -​ˌkal-​ə-​rə-​ˈme-​trik; -​kə-​ˌlȯr-​ə-​, -​ˌlōr-​, -​ˌlär-​ How to pronounce microcalorimeter (audio) \ adjective
microcalorimetry \ -​ˌkal-​ə-​ˈrim-​ə-​trē How to pronounce microcalorimeter (audio) \ noun, plural microcalorimetries

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