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1Attributive Designating instruments, methods, and concepts devised by or associated with Saybolt; (also) with reference to the use of such instruments, methods, and concepts; as "Saybolt method", "Saybolt reading", etc.
2A Saybolt viscometer.
Late 19th century. From the name of George M. Saybolt, U.S. oil chemist.
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