pycnometer

noun
pyc·​nom·​e·​ter | \ pik-ˈnä-mə-tər How to pronounce pycnometer (audio) \
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pycnometer. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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pycnometer

noun
pyc·​nom·​e·​ter
variants: or pyknometer \ pik-​ˈnäm-​ət-​ər How to pronounce pycnometer (audio) \

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 How to pronounce pycnometer (audio) \ adjective
pycnometry or pyknometry \ ˌpik-​ˈnäm-​ə-​trē How to pronounce pycnometer (audio) \ noun, plural pycnometries or pyknometries

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