Réaumur René Antoine Ferchault de
Ré·au·mur(rā′ə-myo͝or′, -ō-, rā-ō-mür′), René Antoine Ferchault de 1683-1757.
French scientist who published a six-volume natural history of insects, invented the alcohol thermometer, and devised the Réaumur scale.
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