[ noo-muh-tom-i-ter, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu məˈtɒm ɪ tər, ˌnyu- /


an instrument for measuring either the quantity of air inhaled or exhaled during a single inspiration or expiration or the force of inspiration or expiration.

Origin of pneumatometer

First recorded in 1825–35; pneumato- + -meter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pneumatometer


/ (ˌnjuːməˈtɒmɪtə) /


an instrument for measuring the pressure exerted by air being inhaled or exhaled during a single breathCompare spirometer

Derived Forms

pneumatometry, noun
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Medicine definitions for pneumatometer


[ nōō′mə-tŏmĭ-tər ]


An instrument for measuring the force or volume of inspiration or expiration in the lungs.
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