Definition of hygroscope in English:


Syllabification: hy·gro·scope
Pronunciation: /ˈhīgrəˌskōp


  • An instrument that gives an indication of the humidity of the air.
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    • The table below details the advantages and disadvantages of electric versus mechanical hygroscopes.
    • If moisturising is continuous over the hygroscope moisture content then flax can mould even during a couple of days.
    • Often the humidity required for bacteria to multiply is found on hygroscope materials.

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