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algometer

[ al-gom-i-ter ]

noun

  1. a device for determining sensitiveness to pain caused by pressure.


algometer

/ ælˈɡɒmɪtə /

noun

  1. an instrument for measuring sensitivity to pressure ( pressure algometer ) or to pain


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Derived Forms

  • alˈgometry, noun

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Other Words From

  • al·go·met·ric [al-g, uh, -, me, -trik], algo·metri·cal adjective
  • algo·metri·cal·ly adverb
  • al·gome·try noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of algometer1

First recorded in 1890–95; algo- + -meter

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