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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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Part of this lack of accuracy might be attributable to the imprecision of the dipstick.
The dipstick test - which requires only one drop of blood from a patient - provides results in 10 minutes, according to Atul Humar, a research scientist at Toronto Hospital.
But if the dipstick slides in past the red band, you'll need to add oil to the replenisher.
To correlate this plus scale to the Clinitest method for detecting reducing substances in urine, one can use the glucose-reporting scale associated with urine dipsticks for comparison.
Free, who passed away in May, was best known for his work as inventor and developer of the dry reagent urinalysis dipsticks that have had a major place in laboratory medicine since the mid-1950s.
Use a high-temperature tie-wrap, NSN 5975-01-577-6742, and secure the wiring harness onto the engine's oil dipstick tube.
Since monarch butterflies don't use chemical signals like pheromones, Solensky suspects that sensors on the male penis detect the volume directly, like the dipstick in a car's oil tank.
As reported in the open-access journal PloS Medicine, colleagues at the Centre de Recherche Medicale et Sanitaire in Niger have developed a dipstick test to identify and differentiate the four types of bacteria that cause meningitis.
With clients nationwide, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Emap, Yell, Chrysalis Radio and The Daily Telegraph, Hexham-based Dipsticks has a 155-strong workforce that is predominantly made-up of under-25s.
For this purpose, a cross-check of OF-100 data with results obtained by dipstick testing and microscopic sediment urinalysis was performed.
First, find the dipstick (refer to the trusty handbook if you haven't a clue what it looks like, but they're sometimes colour-coded).
Chembio's rapid HIV tests include the HIV 1/2 STAT-PAK(TM), HIV 1/2 STAT-PAK Dipstick and the HIV 1/2 SURE CHECK(R).