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Urinometer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Urinometer A small hydrometer for determining the specific gravity of urine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n urinometer An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity of urine. It is constructed upon the principle of the common hydrometer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Urinometer an instrument for weighing urine
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Urine, + -meter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. urina; cog. with Gr. ouron, Sans. vāri, water.

Usage

In literature:

An ordinary urinometer such as used by physicians in estimating the specific gravity of urine may also be used.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
The urine is poured into a tube and the urinometer is dropped into it.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
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