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oximetry

[ ok-sim-i-tree ]
/ ɒkˈsɪm ɪ tri /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
the measuring of the percentage of oxygen-saturated hemoglobin in the blood by means of an oximeter. Readings below 90 percent may be indicative of impaired lung function or infection. In noninvasive pulse oximetry , a small device placed on a fingertip or earlobe uses light waves to measure the oxygen saturation in arterial blood.
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Origin of oximetry

First recorded in 1940–45; ox- + -i- + -metry
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