oximeter

[ ok-sim-i-ter ]

nounMedicine/Medical.
  1. an instrument for measuring the oxygen saturation of the hemoglobin in a sample of blood.

Origin of oximeter

1
First recorded in 1940–45; ox- + -i- + -meter

Other words from oximeter

  • ox·i·met·ric [ok-si-me-trik], /ˌɒk sɪˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective

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