algometer

[ al-gom-i-ter ]
/ ælˈgɒm ɪ tər /

noun

a device for determining sensitiveness to pain caused by pressure.

Origin of algometer

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

Related forms

al·go·met·ric [al-guh-me-trik] /ˌæl gəˈmɛ trɪk/, al·go·met·ri·cal, adjectiveal·go·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbal·gom·e·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for algometer

algometer

/ (ælˈɡɒmɪtə) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

algometry, noun
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Medicine definitions for algometer

algometer

[ ăl-gŏmĭ-tər ]

n.

algesiometer
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