1. an instrument for measuring the extent of respiratory movement.
  2. 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. 2018

respirometer in Medicine


  1. An instrument for measuring the degree and nature of respiration.
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