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[yoo r-uh-nom-i-ter] /ˌyʊər əˈnɒm ɪ tər/
a device for assessing the specific gravity of urine; a hydrometer for use on urine specimens.
Origin of urinometer
1835-45; urino- + -meter Unabridged
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  • The specific gravity is most conveniently estimated by means of the urinometer—Squibb's is preferable (Fig. 14).

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • One frequently wishes to ascertain the specific gravity of quantities of fluid too small to float an urinometer.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for urinometer


noun (med)
an instrument for determining the specific gravity of urine
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urinometer in Medicine

urinometer u·ri·nom·e·ter (yur'ə-nŏm'ĭ-tər)
A hydrometer for measuring the specific gravity of urine.

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