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[lahy-sim-i-ter] /laɪˈsɪm ɪ tər/
an instrument for determining the amount of water-soluble matter in soil.
Origin of lysimeter
1875-80; lysi- + -meter Unabridged
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Examples from the web for lysimeter
  • Performance can be monitored much more effectively by including pan lysimeter in future caps.
  • When operated properly, the lysimeter can provide reasonably reliable values of potential evapotranspiration.
  • Comparison of lysimeter runoff, infiltration and percolation to stream flow.
  • Each lysimeter contains a gypsum block moisture detector and a vacuum lysimeter.
  • The lysimeter construction should be visually inspected during installation.
  • lysimeter installation and monitoring will further ensure that no risk develops from this area.
  • The lysimeter in the rain garden was sampled five times.
  • Mixed-bed resin bags will be placed below a free-draining lysimeter to trap all cations and anions moving beyond the root zone.
British Dictionary definitions for lysimeter


an instrument for determining solubility, esp the amount of water-soluble matter in soil
Word Origin
C20: from lysi- (variant of lyso-) + -meter
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