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An instrument used to measure viscosity. Also called viscosimeter.

[Short for viscosimeter.]

vis′co·met′ric (vĭs′kə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
vis·com′e·try n.
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(vɪsˈkɒmɪtə) or


(General Physics) any device for measuring viscosity
viscometric, ˌviscoˈmetrical adj
visˈcometry n
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(vɪˈskɒm ɪ tər)

also vis•co•sim•eter

(ˌvɪs koʊˈsɪm ɪ tər)

a device for measuring viscosity.
vis•co•met•ric (ˌvɪs kəˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
vis`co•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.
vis•com′e•try, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viscometer - a measuring instrument for measuring viscosityviscometer - a measuring instrument for measuring viscosity
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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The new Dynatrol CL-10DV viscometer operates in a wide range of conditions.
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For unusual and more complicated applications, accessories are also available: low viscosity adapter, small sample adapter, thermochamber accessory, and byko-visc helio stand .The byko-visc models have a user calibration feature to allow for re-calibration of the viscometer. There is no need to return the viscometer to BYK-Gardner for calibration.
Stony Brook's UHPV-100 Ultra High Pressure Falling Needle Viscometer can handle viscosity measurements under extremely high pressure (up to 50,000 psi).
Omnisec Reveal includes four detectors: refractive index (RI), a UV/Vis photodiode array, low angle/right angle light scattering and a viscometer. Its sensitive light scattering detector can accurately measure molecular weights as low as 200Da or injection masses of 100mg.
Brookfield Engineering, Middleboro, Mass., has introduced the model DV1, the company's lowest-cost, continuous-sensing digital viscometer. It also sports a new appearance from top to bottom.
has announced a new addition to its VROC[TM]family, the e-VROC viscometer. With the same small sample requirements and a wide dynamic range, e-VROC maintains the precision and accuracy of the m-VROC viscometer with one slight twist: the capability of measuring apparent extensional viscosity.