HyperDic: mercury_thermometer

English > 1 sense of the expression mercury thermometer:
NOUNartifactmercury thermometer, mercury-in-glass thermometerthermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees ... / degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit
English > mercury thermometer: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaningthermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees ... / degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube.
Synonymmercury-in-glass thermometer
PartsbulbA rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)
NarrowerBeckman thermometerA mercury thermometer that measures small differences or changes in temperature
clinical thermometer, mercury-in-glass clinical thermometerA mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body
Broaderthermometermeasuring instrument for measuring temperature
Spanishtermómetro de mercurio
Catalantermòmetre de mercuri

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