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clinical thermometer

a small thermometer used to measure body temperature.
Origin of clinical thermometer
1875-80 Unabridged
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clinical thermometer

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 in Medicine

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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