Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several devices used to estimate the proportion of butterfat in milk

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for determining the amount of fatty matter or butter contained in a sample of milk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus for ascertaining the amount of butter-fat in milk.

Etymologies

butyro- + -meter (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The cream from milk differs in composition from the cream obtained from whey, and the composition can be measured with a butyrometer or simply by eye.

    Chapter 7

  • Put the top tightly on the butyrometer and agitate until the solution is well mixed.

    Chapter 6

  • Add 11 ml of milk, taking care that it runs down the side of the butyrometer so as not to mix too quickly with the acid and burn the milk solids.

    Chapter 6

  • Place the butyrometer in the centrifuge and leave it in motion for approximately five minutes.

    Chapter 6

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  • I can't believe I don't have one!

    February 25, 2011

  • An apparatus for ascertaining the amount of butter-fat in milk.

    July 30, 2010