One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small medical thermometer with a short but finely calibrated range, for taking a person's temperature.
- ‘The maximum thermometer is similar to a clinical thermometer used by medical staff.’
- ‘In 1906, Sir Clifford Albutt of Leeds, who introduced the clinical thermometer to medicine, quoted Lloyd Morgan.’
- ‘Authors of studies and suppliers of clinical thermometers were asked to provide details of other studies.’
- ‘Another adaptation the clinical thermometer has is a small constriction in the tube so the mercury or alcohol cannot return to the bulb until it is reset.’
- ‘When considering the diagnosis, a false sense of reassurance may be given by standard clinical thermometers.’
- ‘As required, clinical thermometers are available at all ports, and all passengers entering the city have to complete forms reporting their physical condition.’
- ‘Omron of Japan donated 6,000 digital clinical thermometers worth 700,000 yuan to China's Ministry of Health to help the country's fight against SARS.’
clinical thermometer/ˈklinəkəl THərˈmämədər/
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