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stalagmometer

Pronunciation: stal'ag-mom'e-ter

Definition: An instrument for determining exactly the number of drops in a given quantity of liquid; used as a measure of the surface tension of a fluid (the lower the tension, the smaller the drops and, consequently, the more numerous in a given quantity of the fluid).

Synonym(s): stactometer

[G. stalagma, a drop, + metron, measure]

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