noun pul·som·e·ter \ˌpəlˈsämətə(r), -mətə-\

Definition of pulsometer

  1. 1 :  a displacement pump with valves for raising water by steam partly by atmospheric pressure and partly by the direct action of the steam on the water without intervention of a piston —called also vacuum pump

  2. 2a :  sphygmograph, pulsimeter b :  a watch with special dial used by physicians in determining the pulse rate

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Origin and Etymology of pulsometer

International Scientific Vocabulary 2pulse + -o- + -meter

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capable of being understood in two ways

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