Sclerometer



noun
1.
any instrument for determining with precision the degree of hardness of a substance, especially a mineral, as by measuring the pressure necessary to pierce or scratch it.
noun
1.
an instrument that determines the hardness of a mineral or metal by means of a diamond point

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