clinical thermometer

noun
a small thermometer used to measure body temperature.

Origin:
1875–80

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clinical thermometer
 
n
a finely calibrated thermometer for determining the temperature of the body, usually placed under the tongue, in the armpit, or in the rectum

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clinical thermometer n.
A thermometer having a graduated glass tube with a bulb containing a liquid, typically mercury or colored alcohol, that expands and rises in the tube as the temperature increases.

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He worked in the clinical thermometer business and he eventually acquired the business.
Body temperature should be measured orally with a clinical thermometer as early as possible in the resting period.
Body temperature is measured orally with a clinical thermometer as early as possible in the resting period.
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