Definition of lactometer in English:


Syllabification: lac·tom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /lakˈtämətər


  • An instrument for measuring the density of milk.
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    • The quizmaster, however, was least amused as degree coffee got its name after the lactometer used to measure the milk specific gravity (to detect adulteration).
    • Always read the temperature of the milk first: the lactometer reading varies according to the temperature.
    • Depending upon how much water is added to it lactometer will show lower and lower readings.

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