spirometer

[ spahy-rom-i-ter ]
/ spaɪˈrɒm ɪ tər /

noun

an instrument for determining the capacity of the lungs.

Origin of spirometer

First recorded in 1840–50; spiro-1 + -meter

Related forms

spi·ro·met·ric [spahy-ruh-me-trik] /ˌspaɪ rəˈmɛ trɪk/, spi·ro·met·ri·cal, adjectivespi·rom·e·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spirometer

spirometer

/ (spaɪˈrɒmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument for measuring the air capacity of the lungsCompare pneumatometer

Derived Forms

spirometric (ˌspaɪrəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivespirometry, noun
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Medicine definitions for spirometer

spirometer

[ spī-rŏmĭ-tər ]

n.

An instrument for measuring the volume of air entering and leaving the lungs.

Related forms

spi′ro•metric (-rə-mĕtrĭk) adj.spi•rome•try n.
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