glucometer

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noun glu·com·e·ter \glü-ˈkä-mə-tər\

Definition of glucometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring the concentration of glucose in the blood

Origin and Etymology of glucometer

gluco- + -meter (originally a trademark, filed by the Bayer Corporation in 1979)


First Known Use: 1983


Medical Dictionary

glucometer

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noun glu·com·e·ter \glü-ˈkä-mə-tər\

Medical Definition of glucometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring the concentration of glucose in the blood One app allows users who have diabetes to plug glucometers into their iPhones as it tracks insulin doses and sends alerts for abnormally high or low blood sugar levels.—Nathan G. Cortez et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 24 July 2014


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