Definition of clinical thermometer in English:

clinical thermometer

Syllabification: clin·i·cal ther·mom·e·ter


  • A small medical thermometer with a short but finely calibrated range, for taking a person’s temperature.
    More example sentences
    • The maximum thermometer is similar to a clinical thermometer used by medical staff.
    • In 1906, Sir Clifford Albutt of Leeds, who introduced the clinical thermometer to medicine, quoted Lloyd Morgan.
    • When considering the diagnosis, a false sense of reassurance may be given by standard clinical thermometers.

More definitions of clinical thermometer

Definition of clinical thermometer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space