polarimeter etymology

English word polarimeter comes from English -meter (Used to form the names of measuring devices.), English polari-

Detailed word origin of polarimeter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-meter English (eng) Used to form the names of measuring devices.
polari- English (eng)
polarimeter English (eng) An instrument used to measure the rotation of the plane of polarized light as it passes through a sample of an optically active compound.

Words with the same origin as polarimeter

Descendants of -meter
accelerometer altimeter arthrometer barometer calorimeter calorimetry dioptometer dynamometer fluorometer geoboard geometry glucometer hodometer holometer inclinometer lucimeter pantometer photopolarimeter pulsimeter spectrometer symmetry tachometer tiltmeter trig trigonometry
Descendants of polari-