pycnometer

noun
pyc·nom·e·ter | \pik-ˈnä-mə-tər \
variants: or pyknometer

Definition of pycnometer 

: a standard vessel for measuring and comparing the densities of liquids or solids

First Known Use of pycnometer

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pycnometer

Greek pyknos + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter

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pycnometer

noun
pyc·nom·e·ter
variants: or pyknometer \pik-ˈnäm-ət-ər \

Medical Definition of pycnometer 

: a standard vessel often provided with a thermometer for measuring and comparing the densities or specific gravities of liquids or solids

Other Words from pycnometer

pycnometric or pyknometric \ˌpik-nə-ˈme-trik \ adjective
pycnometry or pyknometry \ˌpik-ˈnäm-ə-trē \ noun plural pycnometries

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