tonometer

noun
to·​nom·​e·​ter | \ tō-ˈnä-mə-tər How to pronounce tonometer (audio) \

Definition of tonometer

1 : an instrument or device for determining the exact pitch or the vibration rate of tones
2 : an instrument for measuring tension or pressure and especially intraocular pressure

Other Words from tonometer

tonometry \ tō-​ˈnä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce tonometry (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of tonometer

1725, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tonometer

Greek tonos tone + English -meter

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tonometer

noun
to·​nom·​e·​ter | \ tō-ˈnäm-ət-ər How to pronounce tonometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of tonometer

: an instrument for measuring tension or pressure and especially intraocular pressure

Other Words from tonometer

tonometric \ ˈtō-​nə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce tonometric (audio) , ˌtän-​ə-​ How to pronounce tonometric (audio) \ adjective
tonometry \ tō-​ˈnäm-​ə-​trē How to pronounce tonometry (audio) \ noun, plural tonometries

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