spirometer

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noun spi·rom·e·ter \ spī-ˈrä-mə-tər \

Definition of spirometer

:an instrument for measuring the air entering and leaving the lungs (as in determining lung function in the diagnosis of pulmonary disease)

spirometric

play \ˌspī-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

spirometry

play \spī-ˈrä-mə-trē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of spirometer

International Scientific Vocabulary spiro- (from Latin spirare to breathe) + -meter


Medical Dictionary

spirometer

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noun spi·rom·e·ter \ spi-ˈräm-ət-ər \

medical Definition of spirometer

:an instrument used in spirometry for measuring the air entering and leaving the lungs

spirometric

play \ˌspī-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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