What Are the Two Differences Between a Clinical and Ordinary Thermometer?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 11:58:27 PM ET
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The two main differences between a clinical and an ordinary thermometer are their functions, because an ordinary thermometer measures humidity, while a clinical thermometer measures the temperature of the human body, according to Dictionary.com. However, a clinical thermometer cannot read temperatures below 34 C or over 44 C.