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clinical thermometer

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clinical thermometer
A thermometer used to measure body temperature, especially a small glass thermometer designed with a narrowing above the bulb so that the mercury column stays in position when the instrument is removed from the body.

clinical thermometer
1. (Medicine) a finely calibrated thermometer for determining the temperature of the body, usually placed under the tongue, in the armpit, or in the rectum

clin′ical thermom′eter
a small thermometer used to measure body temperature.
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Noun1.clinical thermometer - a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human bodyclinical thermometer - a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body; graduated to cover a range a few degrees on either side of the normal body temperature
mercury thermometer, mercury-in-glass thermometer - thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube
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