Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lactometer or lactodensiineter. See tester.
- n. A machine used to ascertain the percentage of fat in a sample of milk. The sample is placed in a standard glass vial which has a long, slender neck graduated on the outside. The vial is then placed in a centrifugal machine and the fat is driven out of the milk, its position in relation to the graduated scale indicating the percentage of it in the milk. Several vials may be tested at once.
“A Babcock milk-tester, owned by the county, circulates from school to school, enabling the children to test the productivity of their cows.”
“Meanwhile, the agricultural students set up two cream separators and a milk-tester, and arranged their laboratory.”
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