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millimeter of mercury

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n millimeter of mercury a unit of pressure equal to 0.001316 atmosphere; named after Torricelli
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Usage

In literature:

Liquefied nitrogen, when allowed to evaporate under a pressure of sixty millimeters of mercury, gave a temperature of -214 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
Most of the apparatuses make use of a column of mercury in a U-tube to record the millimeters of pressure.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
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