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dipstick

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

A graduated scale in the form of a stick to measure oil or fluid level.
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CHECK THE OIL LEVEL Once again, remove the dipstick but this time lay it flat on another clear piece of tissue and look to see where the oil comes up to.
It has been mentioned in study that dipstick accuracy for pH detection is good at pH around 7.21 Therefore, we used dipsticks to judge the pH of platelet bags.
Dipstick: For me, some of the shiniest memories were on the East Coast leg of our book tour.
The urine dipstick is specific for albumin and will miss positively charged proteins in the urine, such as immunoglobulin light chains.
IF YOU NEED TO CHECK THE OIL WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING, THE LEVEL SHOULD BE BETWEEN THE ADD AND FULL MARKS ON THE ENGINE RUNNING SIDE OF THE DIPSTICK.
The leucocyte esterase dipstick test was positive in 11 culture-positive cases, whereas the nitrite dipstick test was positive in 33 culture-positive cases (Table 2).
Among those with certain risk factors (cardiovascular disease, age >60 years, diabetes, or hypertension), the probability of identifying rapid kidney function decline from serial kidney function measurements increased from 13 percent to 44 percent after incorporating a positive dipstick test.
The data for cats revealed poor specificity and PPV (more false positives) for the dipstick and SSA methods.
"Just my dipstick flying off." No concern, my foot--you can't just order a new one from the manufacturer these days now can you, Dipstick?
Current soil testing procedures require bulldozers and cost millions of dol= lars, but an Israeli-designed dipstick will cost only about $10,000 for eac= h application.
The bioactive dipstick is immersed in a solution containing the test analyte (a substrate for the enzyme) and a Au(III) salt.
Police in north Staffordshire are using dipsticks to test the contents of youngsters' beverages in a bid to combat under age drinking.