Meaning of albuminometer in English:


Pronunciation /ˌalbjʊmɪˈnɒmɪtə/


historical Medicine
  • An apparatus for measuring the amount of albumin or other soluble protein in a liquid (especially urine), either (originally) by measurement of the polarization of transmitted light, or (later) by reaction to form a precipitate in a graduated glass tube.

    The graduated tube used for precipitation is known more fully as "Esbach's albuminometer".


Mid 19th century. From albumin + -ometer.