refractometer

noun re·frac·tom·e·ter \ ˌrē-ˌfrak-ˈtä-mə-tər , ri- \

Definition of refractometer

: an instrument for measuring refractive indices (as for identification or the determination of sugar content)

refractometric

play \ri-ˌfrak-tə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

refractometry

play \ˌrē-ˌfrak-ˈtä-mə-trē, ri-\ noun

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refractometer

noun re·frac·tom·e·ter \ ˌrē-ˌfrak-ˈtäm-ət-ər, ri- \

medical Definition of refractometer

: an instrument for measuring indices of refraction

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