katharometer

noun

ka·​tha·​rom·​e·​ter ˌka-thə-ˈräm-ət-ər How to pronounce katharometer (audio)
: an apparatus for determining the composition of a gas mixture by measuring thermal conductivity that has been used to determine the basal metabolic rate by measuring the rate of production of carbon dioxide based on the composition of expired air

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“Katharometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/katharometer. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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