Definition of clinical thermometer in English:

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clinical thermometer

Pronunciation: /ˈklinəkəl THərˈmämədər/


A small medical thermometer with a short but finely calibrated range, for taking a person’s temperature.
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.

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

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