penetrometer

noun
pen·​e·​trom·​e·​ter | \ ˌpe-nə-ˈträ-mə-tər How to pronounce penetrometer (audio) \

Definition of penetrometer

: an instrument for measuring firmness or consistency (as of soil)

First Known Use of penetrometer

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for penetrometer

Latin penetrare + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter

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“Penetrometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penetrometer. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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penetrometer

noun
pen·​e·​trom·​e·​ter | \ ˌpen-ə-ˈträm-ət-ər How to pronounce penetrometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of penetrometer

1 : an instrument for measuring the firmness or consistency of a substance

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