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lactoscope

lac·to·scope
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [lak-tuh-skohp]
    • /ˈlæk təˌskoʊp/
    • /lˈaktəskˌəʊp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lak-tuh-skohp]
    • /ˈlæk təˌskoʊp/

Definitions of lactoscope word

  • noun lactoscope an optical device for determining the amount of cream in milk. 1
  • noun lactoscope An instrument for estimating the amount of cream in milk, based on its relative opacity. 1
  • noun lactoscope an instrument for measuring the amount of cream in milk 0

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Origin of lactoscope

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; lacto- + -scope

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Parts of speech for Lactoscope

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

lactoscope popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

lactoscope usage trend in Literature

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