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mecometer

[mi-kom-i-ter]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a caliperlike instrument for measuring the length of newborn infants.
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Origin of mecometer

1850–55; < Greek mêko(s) length + -meter
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Historical Examples of mecometer

  • And he shall have it; and at a length which shall content him, unless his mecometer be an insatiable apparatus.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

    Augustus de Morgan