hair hygrometer


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hair hygrometer

[′her hī′gräm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A hygrometer in which the sensing element is a bundle of human hair, which is held under slight tension by a spring and which expands and contracts with changes in the moisture of the surrounding air or gas.
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hairline hygrometer

hairline hygrometer
Hair hygrometer.
An instrument to measure humidity. It uses one or more human hairs, which are held under tension by a spring. The length of hair increases or decreases, depending on the prevalent humidity. Also called a hair hygrometer.
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