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What do you understand by the term temperature ? Distinguish between laboratory and clinical thermometers.

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the degree of hotness or coldness of an object is called its temperature.
Laboratory thermometerClinical thermometer
(i) It is used to measure temperatures forΒ 
scientific purposes in a laboratory.
(ii) The kink is not present.
(iii) The lower fixed point is -Β 
and upper fixed point is
(i) It is used to measure temperature of the human body.
(ii) a slight bend or kink is present near the bulb.
(iii) The lower fixed point is or and the upper fixed point is or

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