[ doh-luh-rim-i-tree, dol-uh- ]
/ ˌdoʊ ləˈrɪm ɪ tri, ˌdɒl ə- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

a technique for measuring the sensitivity to pain produced by heat rays focused on an area of skin and recorded in dols.



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Origin of dolorimetry

OTHER WORDS FROM dolorimetry

do·lo·ri·met·ric [doh-ler-uh-me-trik, dol-er-], /ˌdoʊ lər əˈmɛ trɪk, ˌdɒl ər-/, adjectivedo·lo·ri·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb

Words nearby dolorimetry

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British Dictionary definitions for dolorimetry

/ (ˌdɒləˈrɪmətrɪ) /


a technique for measuring the level of pain perception by applying heat to the skin
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Medical definitions for dolorimetry

[ dō′lə-rĭmĭ-trē, dŏl′ə- ]


The measurement of pain sensitivity or pain intensity.
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