spherometer

noun
sphe·​rom·​e·​ter | \ sfir-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce spherometer (audio) \

Definition of spherometer

: an instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface

First Known Use of spherometer

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spherometer

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“Spherometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spherometer. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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spherometer

noun
sphe·​rom·​e·​ter | \ sfir-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce spherometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of spherometer

: an instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface

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