from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hydrometer for measuring the specific gravity of urine.
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- n. A hydrometer used to measure the specific gravity of urine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small hydrometer for determining the specific gravity of urine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity of urine. It is constructed upon the principle of the common hydrometer.
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An ordinary urinometer such as used by physicians in estimating the specific gravity of urine may also be used.
Mr. J.J. Hicks, of 8 Hatton Garden, E.C., manufactures a very creditable "patent urinometer" at an extremely low cost.
The _specific gravity_ should be taken at about 60° F. in an ordinary specific gravity bottle, or more conveniently by means of a good _urinometer_.
By the urinometer we determine the specific gravity of the urine; by the use of litmus its acid or alkaline reaction, is ascertained; while various chemicals, when added to it, produce certain specific changes, according to the morbid alterations which it has undergone by reason of disease.
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