[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. respiratory scleroma,
  2. respiratory syncytial virus,
  3. respiratory system,
  4. respiratory tract,
  5. respire,
  6. respirometry,
  7. respite,
  8. respite care,
  9. resplendence,
  10. resplendent

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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