Meaning of “clinical thermometer” in the English Dictionary

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clinical thermometernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌklɪn.ɪ.kəl θəˈmɒm.ɪ.tər/ us /ˌklɪn.ɪ.kəl θɚˈmɑː.mə.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • 'You haven't sent for a doctor?' she inquired, while she took out her small clinical thermometer. 
  • He took his temperature with a little clinical thermometer he kept by him and found it was a hundred and one. 
  • When did you take his temperature? She drew a little morocco case from her pocket and from that took a clinical thermometer, which she shook up and down, eying the patient meanwhile with a calm, impersonal scrutiny. 

(Definition of “clinical thermometer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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