[ res-puh-rom-i-ter ]
/ ˌrɛs pəˈrɒm ɪ tər /


an instrument for measuring the extent of respiratory movement.
an instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production in an isolated tissue.

Origin of respirometer

First recorded in 1885–90; respire + -o- + -meter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for respirometer


[ rĕs′pə-rŏmĭ-tər ]


An instrument for measuring the degree and nature of respiration.
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