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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.
Mid 19th century. From albumin + -ometer. Compare slightly earlier albuminimeter.
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