mercury thermometer


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mercury thermometer

[′mər·kyə·rē thər′mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A liquid-in-glass thermometer or a liquid-in-metal thermometer using mercury as the liquid.
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The mercury thermometers he created led to the naming of the Fahrenheit scale just a few years later in 1724.
If each one would take a mercury thermometer to a hazardous waste recycling center, potentially 99 billion cans of tuna could be spared mercury contamination.
We have taken out batteries from children's stomachs, experts once removed a mercury thermometer from the throat of a toddler, and I have personally helped resuscitate a child who was choking after swallowing his mother's medication.
A separate observer used a mercury thermometer to measure 3-minute axillary temperatures within a maximum of 20 minutes of the subjective assessment.
Also, for the first 500 families who bring a mercury thermometer, the hospital will exchange them with a free digital thermometer.
How should a fever mercury thermometer be disposed of?
When a small glass mercury thermometer breaks on a hard surface, the easiest way to pick up the beads is to roll them onto a stiff paper, card, or possibly an eyedropper, being careful to avoid direct contact with your skin or clothing.
was honored for its Mercury Thermometer Replacement and Battery Recycling programs.
The Kodaikanal plant began production in 1983 after a second-hand mercury thermometer plant owned by Cheseborough Ponds Inc.
The Broward County, Florida Deprtment of Planning and Environmental Protection celebrated National Pollution Prevention Week in September by conducting a mercury thermometer exchange for the public.
1686 Birth of Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer.
1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, the German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer, was born.