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dipstick

a graduated rod or strip dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level

dipstick

[′dip‚stik]
(engineering)
A graduated rod which measures depth when dipped in a liquid, used, for example, to measure the oil in an automobile engine crankcase.

dipstick

A graduated scale in the form of a stick to measure oil or fluid level.
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It's an incredibly exciting time for Dipstix and we're just about to reach out to the public with our crowd-funding drive.
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Urine dipstix revealed leucocyte esterase, prompting treatment with 3 doses of 3 g fosfomycin administered 2 days apart.
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