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n.1.An instrument for determining the amount of fatty matter or butter contained in a sample of milk.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ten millilitres of 90% sulphuric acid was added to butyrometer and was mixed with 11 ml of raw milk.
Ash was measured by the gravimetric method, and a Gerber butyrometer was used to measure fat concentration (Instituto Adolfo Lutz [IAL], 2008).
The fat content of the whey samples was estimated by Gerber method using skim milk butyrometer. Kjeldahl digestion unit and Kelplus distillation unit of Pelican Instruments, Chennai, were used to estimate nitrogen content of whey samples for determination of protein.
Moreover, handling the butyrometer requires practical skills [15].