- The definition of a clinical thermometer is a tool for measuring body temperature.
An example of a clinical thermometer is what a nurse puts in your mouth when you visit the doctor's office.
A doctor checking a little girls temperature using a clinical thermometer.
clinical thermometer definition by Webster's New World
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a thermometer for measuring body temperature
clinical thermometer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A thermometer used to measure body temperature, especially a small glass thermometer designed with a narrowing above the bulb so that the mercury column stays in position when the instrument is removed from the body.
clinical thermometer - Medical Definition
A thermometer having a graduated glass tube with a bulb containing a liquid, typically mercury or colored alcohol, that expands and rises in the tube as the temperature increases.