kata·​ther·​mom·​e·​ter ˌkat-ə-thə(r)-ˈmäm-ət-ər How to pronounce katathermometer (audio)
: a large-bulbed alcohol thermometer used to measure the cooling effect of particular atmospheric conditions (as on the human body) by increasing its temperature to well above the ambient temperature and then determining the time required for the indicated temperature to fall from one predetermined value to another

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“Katathermometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/katathermometer. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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