oximeter

noun
ox·​im·​e·​ter | \äk-ˈsi-mə-tər \

Definition of oximeter 

: an instrument for measuring continuously the degree of oxygen saturation of the circulating blood

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Other Words from oximeter

oximetry \äk-​ˈsi-​mə-​trē \ noun

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The doctor opted to send me home with a device called an oximeter, which I’m supposed to clamp on my finger to check my heart rate and oxygen levels during sleep. sandiegouniontribune.com, "All signs for no sleep point to Aunt Anna," 25 Feb. 2018 But now the oximeter showed his levels were in the 50s, dangerously low. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "How Illinois bureaucracy robbed parents of a chance to save their children from a deadly disease," 4 Oct. 2017 Meanwhile, 80,000 families are using Owlet's sock pulse oximeter. Alice Callahan, chicagotribune.com, "New baby monitors offer high-tech peace of mind, and questions," 10 May 2017 The institute will be testing the safety and accuracy of home infant pulse oximeters this year, Jamison said. Alice Callahan, Washington Post, "New type of baby monitors offers ‘peace of mind’ but may deliver just the opposite," 6 May 2017 The institute will be testing the safety and accuracy of home infant pulse oximeters this year, Jamison said. Alice Callahan, chicagotribune.com, "New baby monitors offer high-tech peace of mind, and questions," 10 May 2017 Meanwhile, 80,000 families are using Owlet’s sock pulse oximeter. Alice Callahan, Washington Post, "New type of baby monitors offers ‘peace of mind’ but may deliver just the opposite," 6 May 2017

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First Known Use of oximeter

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oximeter

International Scientific Vocabulary ox- + -i- + -meter

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oximeter

noun
ox·​im·​e·​ter | \äk-ˈsim-ət-ər \

Medical Definition of oximeter 

: an instrument for measuring continuously the degree of oxygen saturation of the circulating blood

Other Words from oximeter

oximetric \ˌäk-​sə-​ˈme-​trik \ adjective

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