spherometer

noun

sphe·​rom·​e·​ter sfir-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce spherometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spherometer was circa 1828

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“Spherometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spherometer. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

spherometer

noun
sphe·​rom·​e·​ter sfir-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce spherometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface
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