- a caliperlike instrument for measuring the length of newborn infants.
Origin of mecometer
1850–55; < Greek mêko(s) length + -meter
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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