ergometer

[ur-gom-i-ter]

noun

a device designed to measure muscle power.

Nearby words

  1. ergo-,
  2. ergocalciferol,
  3. ergodic,
  4. ergograph,
  5. ergographic,
  6. ergometric,
  7. ergonometric,
  8. ergonomic,
  9. ergonomics,
  10. ergonomist

Origin of ergometer

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

Related formser·go·met·ric [ur-guh-me-trik] /ˌɜr gəˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ergometric

ergometer

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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Medicine definitions for ergometric

ergometer

[ûr-gŏmĭ-tər]

n.

dynamometer

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