tenderometer

noun

ten·​der·​om·​e·​ter ˌten-də-ˈrä-mə-tər How to pronounce tenderometer (audio)
: a device for determining the maturity and tenderness of samples of fruits and vegetables

Examples of tenderometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The firmness of beans, which was measured by use of a tenderometer, decreases during blanching according to a first order reaction with 40 kcal/mole activation energy. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 26 Nov. 2010

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Word History

Etymology

tender entry 1 + -o- + -meter

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tenderometer was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Tenderometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenderometer. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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