applanation tonometer

noun

Medical Definition of applanation tonometer

: an ophthalmologic instrument used to determine pressure within the eye by measuring the force necessary to flatten an area of the cornea with a small disk

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“Applanation tonometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/applanation%20tonometer. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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