Definitions for "Abbe Refractometer"
A high precision bench-top or laboratory instrument used to measure refractive index or a physical property directly related to refractive index.
An Abbe or laboratory refractometer is a bench-top refractometer that offer the highest precision of the different types of refractometers. Nearly a century and a half after their introduction, refractometers have come a long way in terms of usefulness, though their principle of operation has changed very little.