Definition of Mercury thermometer
1. Noun. 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.
Specialized synonyms: Beckman Thermometer, Clinical Thermometer, Mercury-in-glass Clinical Thermometer
Terms within: Bulb
Generic synonyms: Thermometer
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercury Thermometer
Literary usage of Mercury thermometer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"It shows that at a temperature of 320° the independent mercury thermometer stands at 329'8°, the thermometer of mercury in Choisi le Roi crystal at 327-25°, ..."
2. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1890)
"The curve for the independent mercury thermometer is merely ... keep nearer to the air thermometer than does the independent mercury thermometer, ..."
3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"... under the direction of Prof. SL Penfield, to whom the author's thanks are due. • AN IMPROVED mercury thermometer FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES.1 BY W. ..."
4. The Elements of Physics: A College Text-book by Edward Leamington Nichols, William Suddards Franklin (1898)
"The mercury thermometer. — In nearly all measurements of temperature it is much more convenient to observe the expansion of a liquid contained in a closed ..."
5. Elementary Treatise on Physics, Experimental and Applied, for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1893)
"The alcohol thermometer differs from the mercury thermometer in being filled with coloured alcohol. But as the expansion of liquids is less regular in ..."
6. A Text-book of Physics by William Watson (1905)
"The freezing-point of a mercury thermometer is determined by surrounding the bulb and the stem up to the zero mark with pure snow, or finely pounded pure ..."
7. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Thomas Gray (1896)
"Regnault found that a mercury thermometer of ordinary glass gave too high a reading between o° and 100°, and too Tow a reading between 100° and about 245°. ..."