tonometer

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noun to·nom·e·ter \tō-ˈnä-mə-tər\

Definition of tonometer

  1. 1 :  an instrument or device for determining the exact pitch or the vibration rate of tones

  2. 2 :  an instrument for measuring tension or pressure and especially intraocular pressure

tonometry

play \tō-ˈnä-mə-trē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of tonometer

Greek tonos tone + English -meter


Medical Dictionary

tonometer

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noun to·nom·e·ter \tō-ˈnäm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of tonometer

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

tonometric

\ˈtō-nə-ˈme-trik, ˌtän-ə-\play play adjective

tonometry

\tō-ˈnäm-ə-trē\play noun plural

tonometries


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