Definition of aneroid
: using no liquid; specifically : operating by the effect of outside air pressure on a diaphragm forming one wall of an evacuated container <aneroid barometer>
Origin of aneroid
French anéroïde, from Greek a- + Late Greek nēron water, from Greek, neuter of nearos, nēros fresh; akin to Greek neos new — more at new
First Known Use: circa 1842
Rhymes with aneroid
adenoid, alkaloid, amoeboid, anthropoid, arachnoid, asteroid, Australoid, carcinoid, Caucasoid, celluloid, crystalloid, echinoid, ellipsoid, embryoid, eunuchoid, flavonoid, helicoid, hemorrhoid, hominoid, humanoid, hysteroid, metalloid, Mongoloid, myeloid, nautiloid, nucleoid, null and void, obovoid, opioid, osteoid, overjoyed, paranoid, planetoid, Polaroid, retinoid, rheumatoid, solenoid, Stalinoid, trapezoid, unalloyed, unemployed
Medical Definition of aneroid
: containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid <an aneroid manometer>
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