stadiometer

noun
sta·​di·​om·​e·​ter | \ ˌstād-ē-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce stadiometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of stadiometer

: a device for measuring height that typically consists of a vertical ruler with a sliding horizontal rod or paddle which is adjusted to rest on the top of the head

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“Stadiometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/stadiometer. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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