tonometer


to·nom·e·ter

noun \tō-ˈnä-mə-tər\

Definition of TONOMETER

1
:  an instrument or device for determining the exact pitch or the vibration rate of tones
2
:  an instrument for measuring tension or pressure and especially intraocular pressure
to·nom·e·try \tō-ˈnä-mə-trē\ noun

Origin of TONOMETER

Greek tonos tone + English -meter
First Known Use: 1725

to·nom·e·ter

noun \tō-ˈnäm-ət-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TONOMETER

: an instrument for measuring tension or pressure and especially intraocular pressure
to·no·met·ric \ˈtō-nə-ˈme-trik, ˌtän-ə-\ adjective
to·nom·e·try \tō-ˈnäm-ə-trē\ noun, plural to·nom·e·tries

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