Eudiometry Eu`di*om"e*try, n. [Cf. F. eudiom['e]trie.] (Chem.) The art or process of determining the constituents of a gaseous mixture by means of the eudiometer, or for ascertaining the purity of the air or the amount of oxygen in it. [1913 Webster] ||

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