[ spahy-rom-i-ter ]
/ spaɪˈrɒm ɪ tər /
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an instrument for determining the capacity of the lungs.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spirometerspi·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
/ (spaɪˈrɒmɪtə) /
an instrument for measuring the air capacity of the lungsCompare pneumatometer
Derived forms of spirometerspirometric (ˌspaɪrəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivespirometry, noun
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Medical definitions for spirometer
[ spī-rŏm′ĭ-tər ]
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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