vis·​com·​e·​ter vi-ˈskä-mə-tər How to pronounce viscometer (audio)
: an instrument with which to measure viscosity
viscometric adjective
viscometry noun

Examples of viscometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another tracked the movement of fluids using a curved glass instrument called a viscometer. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2020

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Word History


viscosity + -meter

First Known Use

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viscometer was circa 1883

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“Viscometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


vis·​com·​e·​ter vis-ˈkäm-ət-ər How to pronounce viscometer (audio)
: an instrument used to measure viscosity
a blood viscometer

called also viscosimeter

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