tenderometer

noun
ten·​der·​om·​e·​ter | \ ˌten-də-ˈrä-mə-tər How to pronounce tenderometer (audio) \

Definition of tenderometer

: a device for determining the maturity and tenderness of samples of fruits and vegetables

First Known Use of tenderometer

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tenderometer

tender entry 1 + -o- + -meter

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The first known use of tenderometer was in 1938

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tenderometer

tender (young) age

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“Tenderometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenderometer. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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