device that measures the tenderness of a substance such as farm produce.

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  • tenderometer — noun Date: 1938 a device for determining the maturity and tenderness of samples of fruits and vegetables …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tenderometer — a machine that assesses the tenderness of fish by shearing flesh with metal plates and recording the resistance …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tenderometer — instrument for measuring tenderness of fruits and vegetables Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • tenderometer — ten·der·om·e·ter …   English syllables

  • tenderometer — ˌtendəˈräməd.ə(r) noun Etymology: tender (I) + o + meter : a device for determining the maturity and tenderness of samples of fruits and vegetables …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tendéromètre — Un tendéromètre est un appareil de laboratoire permettant de mesurer l « indice tendérométrique », c est à dire la tendreté, de divers fruits et légumes, notamment des petits pois destinés à la conserverie ou à la surgélation. L… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tenderometro — ten·de·rò·me·tro s.m. TS alim. strumento digitale per determinare la tenerezza e, di conseguenza, il grado di maturazione dei piselli o, anche, la maggiore o minore resistenza alla masticazione di alcuni frutti e ortaggi {{line}} {{/line}} DATA:… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Scientific Instruments — Have you ever been in the middle of a class lecture, medical examination or episode of Star Trek only to realise suddenly that you have no clue what all those gizmos, gadgets and other scientific instruments actually do? If so, your problems are… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ten|der|om|e|ter — «TEHN duh ROM uh tuhr», noun. an instrument for measuring the tenderness of various types of foods: »The percentages of intramuscular fat were then related to tenderness, as measured both objectively, using a tenderometer, and subjectively, using …   Useful english dictionary

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