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ergometer

[ ur-gom-i-ter ]
/ ɜrˈgɒm ɪ tər /
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noun

a device designed to measure muscle power.

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Origin of ergometer

First recorded in 1875–80; ergo-1 + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM ergometer

er·go·met·ric [ur-guh-me-trik], /ˌɜr gəˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ergometer

ergometer
/ (ɜːˈɡɒmɪtə) /

noun

a dynamometer
Also called: (informal) erg, ergo a type of exercise machine in which the action of rowing is simulated by the pulling of a strong flexible cord wound round a flywheel

Word Origin for ergometer

C20: from Greek ergon work + -meter
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Medical definitions for ergometer

ergometer
[ ûr-gŏmĭ-tər ]

n.

dynamometer
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