respiration calorimeter


Definition of respiration calorimeter

: an apparatus for measuring the gaseous exchange between a man or lower animal and the surrounding atmosphere with particular reference to the oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide eliminated and simultaneously the quantity of energy given out in the form of heat and work in order to determine the relation of these factors to the food and drink consumed and to body activity

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“Respiration calorimeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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