[ spahy-rom-i-ter ]
/ spaɪˈrɒm ɪ tər /
an instrument for determining the capacity of the lungs.
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Origin of spirometer
First recorded in 1840–50; spiro-1
OTHER WORDS FROM spirometerspi·ro·met·ric [spahy-ruh-me-trik], /ˌspaɪ rəˈmɛ trɪk/, spi·ro·met·ri·cal, adjectivespi·rom·e·try, noun
Words nearby spirometer
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Example sentences from the Web for spirometer
Secure a spirometer and increase the lung capacity until it registers about two hundred and fifty cubic inches.
Hence, the spirometer directly measures the respiratory capacity, and only indirectly the pulmonary capacity.
The spirometer only registered 200 cubic inches instead of 260, which, according to Hutchinson's table, was his mean.
It will be found by occasional trials upon the spirometer that the breathing capacity increases with these exercises.
an instrument for measuring the air capacity of the lungsCompare pneumatometer
Derived forms of spirometerspirometric (ˌspaɪrəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivespirometry, noun
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An instrument for measuring the volume of air entering and leaving the lungs.
Other words from spirometerspi′ro•met′ric (-rə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.spi•rom′e•try n.
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