Pronunciation: (rā'u-myoor"; Fr. rā-ō-myr'), [key]
Re•né An•toine Fer•chault de Pronunciation: (ru-nā' än-twan' fer-shō' du), [key] 1683–1757, French physicist and inventor.
Also,Re'au•mur".noting or pertaining to a temperature scale (Ré'aumur scale") in which 0° represents the ice point and 80° represents the steam point. See illus. under thermometer.
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