mercury thermometer


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Noun1.mercury thermometer - thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheitmercury 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
Beckman thermometer - a mercury thermometer that measures small differences or changes in temperature
bulb - a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); "the bulb of a syringe"
clinical thermometer, mercury-in-glass clinical 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
thermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperature
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1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, German |physicist who invented the mercury thermometer, was born.
If you are using a traditional mercury thermometer, hold it in for three minutes.
1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer, was born.
Small personal mercury thermometer in a protective case.
1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and devised the temperature scale bearing his name, was born.
This was one of only a few examples known to exist from the great Dutchman who invented the mercury thermometer in 1714.
1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and devised the temperature scale named after him, was born.
In science, in 1714 the mercury thermometer was invented by Daniel.
Which German-born physicist invented the mercury thermometer in 1714?
Working with Federal Aviation Administration supplied thermometers in the early 1980s, our tolerance was +/- 1 degree when putting a new mercury thermometer into service.
If a mercury thermometer breaks, it will evaporate, potentially reaching dangerous levels in indoor air.
In one case, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a badly contaminated mercury thermometer factory in Franklinville that had been a Superfund site for 11 years was leased for use as the Kiddie Kollege day care center.