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spirometer

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noun spi·rom·e·ter \spī-ˈrä-mə-tər\

Definition of spirometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring the air entering and leaving the lungs

spi·ro·met·ric play \ˌspī-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
spi·rom·e·try play \spī-ˈrä-mə-trē\ noun


Origin of spirometer

International Scientific Vocabulary spiro- (from Latin spirare to breathe) + -meter


First Known Use: 1809


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spirometer

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noun spi·rom·e·ter \spi-ˈräm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of spirometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring the air entering and leaving the lungs

  2. spi·ro·met·ric \ˌspī-rə-ˈme-trik\play adjective




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